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put a child in a classroom for eight hours a day for more than a decade, and waiting to hear while being “obedient” it is very unrealistic. From the first day we are taught that this is the only path to success and shown us the consequences of not paying attention. It is important to recognize that it is perfectly normal that children have difficulty paying attention to something they are not even remotely interested in; this does not necessarily mean they have a disorder that does not mean they require (potentially harmful) prescription drugs.
okay if your child struggles Warning – this does’t mean you have a disorder
Many doctors and teachers who are already aware of this, but I would like to reiterate the point – just because your child has difficulty paying attention in school or sitting in the classroom does not mean it is not an underlying disorder of guilt. It is perfectly natural for your child wants to be active and want to focus on what really interest them. Sure, low ratings could come as a result of not paying attention, but it is possible that a student 2.0 to learn more about a student 4.0; ratings do not necessarily equate to intelligence. In many cases, they reflect the ability to follow the rules and memorize information – both important skills, but perhaps less important than critical thinking and creativity. Some students may have a better ability to tighten their belts, pay attention and do their work, while others, students are so smart, can fight with this model. This, again, is perfectly normal, and could actually be a marker for something really positive. If your child is being retained and are denied even the possibility of entering a talent show based on the fact that they have attention problems, then no problem.
New data from the National Center for Learning Disabilities shows that only 1 percent of students receiving services for their apparent learning difficulties ( some of which are fully and unquestionably valid) are enrolled in gifted and talented programs. The report concluded that “students with learning disabilities and attention are excluded from gifted and AP programs, held back in grade level and suspended from school at higher rates than other students. ” (source)
disorder or creativity?
The last point in the paragraph above is quite annoying, especially given the fact that recent work in cognitive neuroscience shows us that both those who have a diagnosis of ADHD, and creative thinkers, have difficulty the suppression of brain activity that comes from the No school evaluations to assess creativity and imagination “imagination network.”; It is true that these are difficult to measure and therefore receive little attention in the education system. However, a lot of research that points to the fact that people who show the characteristics of ADHD are more likely to achieve higher levels of creative thinking and performance compared to those that do not display these characteristics.
“By automatically treat ADHD characteristics such as disability, as they so often do in the educational context- that are unnecessarily leaving too many competent and creative children fall through the cracks. ” – Scott Barry Kaufman, scientific director of the Institute of imagination in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania (source)
While brain scans of people diagnosed with ADHD do show differences structural, it is a reality of fear that a large part of ADHD diagnoses derived from observations make teachers in school. Too often, children are diagnosed based on behavior perceived by itself, and then encouraged to take the medication immediately. These children are not actually tested or scanned; they and their parents simply told they have ADHD.
“I think the big mistake in schools are trying to teach children anything, and using fear as the basic motivation. Fear grades get failing, fear not remain with their class, etc. interest can produce learning on a scale compared with fear as a nuclear explosion of a firecracker. “- Stanley Kubrick
you said this about the Pharmaceutical Industry?
The quotation comes from his left Harvard Medical and former editor in chief of The New England Journal of Medicine , Dr . Marcia Angell. She joins a long and growing list of some very ‘credible’ people in the medical profession who are trying to tell the world something important. She has said on several occasions that it is no longer possible to believe much of the research published, or even rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. (Source)
Another great example is Dr. Richard Horton, who is currently the editor in chief of The Lancet , which is considered one of the top-ranked medical journals in the world . He said that “ case against science is simple, much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, can be simply false…. Science has turned into darkness. ” (source)
the reason why these professionals are saying such things because, as Dr. Angell says, “the pharmaceutical industry likes to describe as an industry based on research, as the source of innovative drugs. Nothing is further from the truth. This is its incredible PR and nerves “.
“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 in this country are allowing themselves as paid agents of the pharmaceutical industry I think it’s a disgrace. “-. Arnold Relman Seymour, professor of medicine at Harvard
The percentage of children with a diagnosis of ADHD continues to rise; went from 7.8 percent in 2003 all the way to 11.0 percent in 2011. According to a recent analysis, ADHD in children has increased 43 percent since 2003. (source)
the above quotations are not just opinions, clearly these few (of many) are examples of people who know a thing or two about the industry, and is annoying to think that people still believe that corruption and manipulation of scientific literature pharmaceuticals are conspiracy theories.
The most recent example in the real world this comes a few months ago, when an independent review found that the antidepressant drug commonly prescribed Paxil is not safe for teenagers – all from the fact that a lot literature had previously suggested this. The 2001 drug test was conducted, funded by GlaxoSmithKline (also maker of Gardasil) it found that these drugs were completely safe, and used that “science” to market Paxil as safe for adolescents. The study came from John Ioannidis, an epidemiologist at the School of Medicine at Stanford University.
Ioannidis is also the author of the most widely visited in the history of the Public Library of Science (PLoS), entitled “Research results published Why else are false .” In the report, the representative said that the results of current research published more are false. And this was more than 10 years ago.
ADHD is classified as a mental disorder, which is interesting because the definition of these disorders, in particular, have shown to be strongly influenced by the pharmaceutical industry. American psychologist Lisa Cosgrove and others investigated the financial relations between the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) panel members and the pharmaceutical industry. It was found that, of the 170 DSM panel members, 95 (56%) had one or more financial associations with companies in the pharmaceutical industry. One hundred percent of the members of the panels on mood disorders’ ‘and’ schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders “had financial ties to pharmaceutical companies. The connections are especially strong in those diagnostic areas where drugs are the first line of treatment for mental disorders. In the next edition of the manual, which is the same thing.
“The DSM appears to be a policy document than scientific. Each diagnostic criteria in the DSM is not based on medical science. There is no evidence . blood disorders DSMN is based on the judgments of professionals who rely on manual “-. Lisa Cosgrove, PhD, Professor of Counseling and School Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston
The very vocabulary of psychiatry is now defined at all levels of the pharmaceutical “industry -. Dr. Irwin Savodnik, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles (source)
These are definitely some facts to consider when it comes to dealing with the diagnosis of ADHD . your child is a “disease” – one that also diagnosed me -. that I personally do not even think it’s real I think that was composed exclusively for the purpose of making money
There are other ways to help. your child focus and improve your child’s ability to pay attention
it is increasingly clear that we need a new approach for ADHD. in addition to examining the truth behind that label, as I hope I have done in above, it is important to note that not seem to be much room in our school system for children who do not fit the “normal” mold of most. The fact that basically pointed the finger at them and label them does not really help anything. As much as we have been marketed to believe that medication can help solve the problem, I really think that only worsen it. Many of these drugs appear opaque emotions and energy of children who take them, ultimately making for a less positive life experience and rich.
A great way to improve a child’s ability to concentrate is to change your diet. It’s a shame that almost no research has been published examining the relationship between the ” mental disability and diet, as many medical professionals believe strongly that there is a direct relationship between them. Some studies have in fact emerged that show a link between a / diet free of gluten and casein and improvement of autistic symptoms, and some parents have already seen the benefits of the application of this research. (Source)
The Mayo Clinic states that certain preservatives and food dyes could increase hyperactive behavior in some children. It would be best to avoid these, whether they are associated with ADHD or not.
It has also been suggested that the EEG (electroencephalogram) Biofeedback may help. It is a type of neurotherapy that measures brain waves. You can read more about this here.
In 2003, a study published in the journal adolescence he examined the regular form of massage for 20 minutes twice a week could improve classroom behavior. This is interesting because studies have also suggested that tai chi and yoga can also help improve the symptoms of ADHD. According to studies, children with ADHD who practiced Tai Chi became less anxious or hyperactive. (Source)
Therefore, one thing you might try is complying with what your child is eating. You can limit your intake of harmful, hormonal disorders, disease causing foods such as sugar, limit your exposure to pesticides and encourage consumption of fruits, vegetables and whole grains (instead of processed foods).
When it comes down to it, the development of methods for your child to pay attention to something they find boring and / or useless is a difficult task, and for parents struggling with this, it is important to remember that more likely your child is perfectly normal. This will help to choose to look at in a positive light.
The fact that children are forced to these institutions, told how the world works, made to follow certain rules, and pressured to complete education for fear of not having a job, it is a reality truly shabby world today. It is not the best environment for a child. Maybe things will change in the future, but now it seems that children are encouraged to complete the education for fear of necessity and out of the mindset that “this is just the way the world is.”
“When we can not say” No “, we become a sponge for the feelings of those around us and eventually saturate the needs of everyone else, while our own hearts wither and die. We begin to live our lives according to the forceful should of others, rather than whispered, passionate want our own hearts. We let all world tells us what story to live and who will no longer be the author of our own life lose our voice -. lose the desire planted in the soul and the only way we could live that desire in the world we got used around the world. instead of be useful in world. “- Dr. Kelly M. Flanagan, a clinical psychologist licensed, Ph.D. in clinical psychology (source)
Maybe sit down and talk with your child, letting them know that there is nothing wrong with them and that they have a “disorder” is a good start, at least for those who already they have been labeled. Again, just because a person has difficulty paying attention not mean they have a disorder. If the above information is any indication, it could actually mean the opposite.
Having your child even believe in that sort of tag could be harmful. Given recent developments in neuroplasticity and parapsychology, it has become clear that the way a person thinks alone can change your biology.
Speaking with educators and search for a distinct type of education more adapted to the needs and interests of your child could also be a solution. One of the major solutions, in my opinion, is not accepting labels for their children in the first place.
This is a big problem in education today, and the solutions are limited. The issue here really seems to be the environment children are surrounded not the children themselves.
Another thing parents could address are the child’s feelings. Part of growing up is learning to manage our emotions and cope with what life throws at us challenges, but at school we are taught the content only, and that is all that seems to focus on. Human beings are made of more than bits of learned information; all feel a certain way and if emotions and thoughts and try not discussed openly, which can create problems in other areas.
“I do not know, but in my adult life, I’ve never had to use geometry once … however, experience emotions and challenges every day. If the school is designed to prepare for life … why not teach real life skills “-? Elina St. Onge