4 Things About ADHD Your Doctors And Teachers Never Told You
Your child is creative and imaginative.
Students diagnosed with ADHD are more likely to be held back, suspended from school, and left out of gifted programs. This is a result of the fact that the teachers don't know how to give them the right education, not that there's something wrong with your kid.
“By automatically treating ADHD characteristics as a disability– as we so often do in an educational context– we are unnecessarily letting too many competent and creative kids fall through the cracks." – Scott Barry Kaufman, Scientific Director of The Imagination Institute in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania
The pharmaceutical industry makes a ton of money off your child.
That's right, during the last 20 years, the pharmaceutical industry has moved away from treating actual disorders to instead making cash off of dubious medications for fake diseases like ADHD.
“The medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical industry, not only in terms of the practice of medicine, but also in terms of teaching and research. The academic institutions of this country are allowing themselves to be the paid agents of the pharmaceutical industry. I think it's disgraceful." – Arnold Seymour Relman, Harvard Professor of Medicine
You can help your kids focus without drugs.
This video sums it up nicely:
There's nothing wrong with having poor attention.
Just because your kid struggles to pay attention doesn't mean they lack proper attention. It could very well be that your child is perfectly normal, but they just have trouble focusing in on, for lack of a better term, boring sh*t. If you're really questioning whether or not your kid has ADD or ADHD, have them focus on something they enjoy. If they can focus easily on it but not their math problems, your child doesn't have an attention disorder. Consider alternative education, not drugs.