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Why there was no ADD before...

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Female, 18-29, Western US
 512 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 12:22:21 PM
I agree with the others who have said that ADD has nothing to do with bad parenting. My childhood was very, very difficult because of ADD...because I was a girl, a quiet, seemingly very calm little girl, nobody ever suspected I might have ADD and so they didn't find out until I was 14. So I struggled in school. It was much harder for me than it should have been, but that doesn't mean I'm stupid. I just can't focus as well as everyone else could.

I will say this: I think many of the kids who are now being diagnosed with ADD don't really have it. It's becoming an excuse, and that is upsetting to me, because now people aren't taking it seriously and are doubting that it's real...telling the kids who really do have it that they should just "try harder" again. Do you have any idea how that feels when you're already doing more than you can handle to seem normal?

Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 65 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 11:46:08 AM
lol. Funny. Thats the kind of treatment I need cuz I have ADD. I know how those kids feel.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 407 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 11:44:47 AM
I baby sit a 9 year old boy. He's ADD.

Yeah his parents let him do whatever he wants..

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 22 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 11:32:47 AM
The matter at hand is that ADD/ADHD are not on/off things; you can have slight ADD, just as you can be mildly autistic or moderately retarded (etc). The problem is we've extended the meanings of these diseases so far that we apply them to kids who are, say, slightly more hyper than average.

My strongest feelings on the matter are that a parent who never spanks his/her child is doing that child a world of disservice. My parents spanked me when I was younger, for example, and I still have memories about it - the strongest feeling is how many bad things I avoided doing because I feared a spanking. If I held any dislike for my parents for it, it was no more than the petty and childish dislike a child has for their parent when they are, for instance, not allowed to watch a movie because they have homework to do.

As for taking it too far: if you can't figure out how to spank a child without badly hurting him, I'm going to have to question your intelligence.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1000 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 11:19:17 AM
a bit of Xmas cheer after that strange thing, also from South Park:


Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 241 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 11:18:10 AM
my brother has ADHD. he also has a slight case of autism. he is 7 years old and smart as a whip... you really can't tell he has either... until he starts jumping on furniture, which is annoying... but he is on the verge of abs because of it.

yes, ADHD... and ADD... do exist. what pisses me off is when children use it as an excuse for everything. same with tourette's. this kid at my school has tourette's syndrom and blames everything on it (i.e. excessive talking... not a sign of tourette's). although it is obvious that he has it... because he taps his feet a lot and "barks" when he gets nervous on a test.

Female, 18-29, Europe
 118 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 11:03:34 AM
I am diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. And all you people who are saying that it doesnt exist and its just disipline that is need are talking a load of bullsh*t to be honest.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 138 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 10:48:19 AM
There is a difference between ADD and ADHD. I have ADD and have struggled with it my entire life. I have taken meds in the past but ceased due to the side effects (i.e. sleeplessness, decreased apatite, and just not wanting to be a zombie anymore.) My problem is my inner dialog can become "louder" than someone is speaking to me. I also have to read the same text several times before I can remember it.

It has NOTHING to do with my parents. It is a mental disorder and thats that. I have had to study my ass off to get where I am today.
I am currently studying space science and physics; and I hope to be employed by NASA someday.

The one thing I has helped me develop discipline and study skills is music. I've been playing guitar and piano since I was 8. And I believe I wouldn't be in school, doing as well as I am without it.

People with ADD or ADHD are usually very intelligent people, but the school system isn't setup to teach them the way the need to learn.

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 628 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 9:44:00 AM
well it worked... and it needs to be done to just about every kid like that... because honestly i see all the kids in my class and just about everyone is the same... im scared for the future... yea you have the straight a students but then about 75 % of the class dont know wtf they are gonna do and most will end up with 4 kids working at taco bell for the rest of their life

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1023 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 9:06:28 AM
ok. let's keep the add kids ouf of this for a while.
ALL parents should smack the poo out of their kids. That'll build some discipline. Whether you have add or not.
Now to ADD kids. Its their parents fault, maybe if they werent such puss!es, they could make those kids understand. you want attention b!tch, here it is! (and thats when you put your fist in their face.)

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 4 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 8:24:15 AM
Actual discipline works just fine for my kids. And if / when it actually is a sickness, then stay the hell away from my kids, 'cause if you hurt one of mine,...

There is a differnece between being fair and justand punishing a child for piss poor behavior, and actual child abuse. If the parents don't know when to draw the line with their own behavior then the child won't lean their own boundaries.

ATM, I've got a 10yr old who knows better than to try dumb poo anymore, since I'm her steapdad and came into the picture atage 6 it took some work. My 2 yr old however, he's awesomely good. He does something wrong, I rasie my voice, he stops what he's doing and says "sorr' dada." and usually gives me a hug if I really yelled. (like if he was about to hurt himself and I jumped up realquick yelling...)

I dunno, maybe I'm lucky with my kids.

Male, 13-17, Australia
 238 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 8:12:20 AM
i like it lol

Female, 30-39, Eastern US
 2500 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 6:57:03 AM
Yes victory, I did say meany-bobeany...I'm trying to curse less.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1634 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 5:53:36 AM
exactly puff it has nothing to do with the fact of parenting or being a poorly behaved child. its a mental condition. my parents were great and i was the best child parents could want (within reason) and i have ADHD they thought they could fix it with ridilin <<< prolly spelled that wrong... and look at what happened it ruined my sleeping schedule its 5:48 am and im still wide awake >.< but either way u cant just brand ADD and ADHD kids as having bad parents or being misbehaving overall b/c thats not the case it all depends on the kid for me it was a need for attention from my peers so i acted like an idiot i didnt care if the attention i got was positive or negative as long as i got it but just as willow is doing now, i grew up and learned to control it and am putting that extra energy to good use. helping my friends and family with anything they need ^_^

Female, 18-29, Europe
 2236 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 5:40:59 AM
I'll probably get shouted at.
But I have ADHD, and I've grown up all my life with people telling me it's bad parenting and that I'm just a badly behaved child.
But this is unbelieveably unfair.
I try very very hard in school, and when I get frustrated, I kinda explode. I'm very hyper and all sorts and it really hurts my parents for people to say to them, that they're bad parents and it's all their fault that I behave like this.

You see, now I'm getting older, I'm learning to curve my hyperness into something usefull if you get me. And I do still get over the top, but that's jsut my personality as well.
And it really does upset/p.iss the hell outta me when people say hurtful things like that.

And don't forget, I'm not getting at anyone here.
So don't start on me. ^-^

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1794 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 5:17:05 AM

DMDekoth> I'll be here every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Looking forward to sparring with words once again! ...wouldn't hurt to actually have some opposition, though. *snerk*

Ignore my arrogance. You get used to it. Just glad to entertain. I think. I could possibly be completely and utterly full of myself to think you're referring to something I was involved with or I'm just observant to see almost no one else spoke about it. Or I just need to go to bed and stfu. I have a life. I'll resume it tomorrow.

Male, 70 & Over, Canada
 891 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 4:54:22 AM
Loving the debates.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 2555 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 4:32:11 AM
Yes! lets blow up the Corperations And Start up As Socialist!

long live Marx! (Communism was a spin off his Socialist teachings)

Long Live Lenin! (Dispite his Sudden Death) For Eastablishing an Actual Socialist Country that isn't Communist!

Long live my bed and NyQuill! Good night everybody. -> 4:30am.

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 9370 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 4:22:58 AM
Did you just say meanie-bobeany?

And, no.

Female, 30-39, Eastern US
 2500 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 4:17:49 AM
Am I a meanie-bobeany when I laugh heartily at the flagrantly bratty child gets what's coming to him at the supermarket?

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1794 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 3:54:49 AM

Koala> Yeah, I know. I work in a pharmacy right now, temporarily until my training for criminal justice comes through.. and- Ok, so it's a military pharmacy. I once saw a woman come in with three boys no older than ten at best. One of them was talking to the other or something minor and she looked at them with a killer scowl, snapped her fingers and said, "Front and Center." The three boys lined up and stood AT ATTENTION. ...wtf mate. They're KIDS. Lo and behold they were picking up Ritalin for ALL THREE.

....now, what's wrong with this picture?

Ever see Fight Club? Let's just blow up the corporate buildings and start at square one. <.< I mean, I'm a lawful and abiding citizen, Heil Bush!

Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 94 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 3:52:17 AM
It's true.
I'm a good kid, but sometime I want to smack my classmates for being so annoying.
We're in an honors class, for god's sake.

Female, 18-29, Southern US
 97 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 3:45:50 AM
Haha, South Park has some great moments. That's the most effective treatment I've seen!

Male, 18-29, Canada
 2555 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 3:40:31 AM
What really pisses me off is that Doctors Prescrib Ritalin for Children who would rather go out and play hockey rather then stay in and do homework.

lower Sugar, get the kids on a damn sports team and VOILA! no more ADD, but then the Corporations who thrive on the "illness" will go bankrupt, so they will have to invent another illness. (It doesn't exist there is no such thing as ADD ) (there is a thing as low IQ,and short attention span syndrom thought )(forgot actual name)


Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 9370 Posts
Friday, December 22, 2006 3:37:16 AM
"You can either calm down or I'll pop you in the mouth again" brochure. HAHA

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