So, I have a CW and I listen to her rant about her kids on a semi-regular basis.
She has 4, and all of them are ADHD. One is worse than the rest and one is less severe than all of them. The one that is the worst is now being diagnosed with ODD (Operational something disorder).
I've been listening to her talk about how she is upset with his teachers for posting his assignments online so late in the week so she can't be on top of him to do it.
Well, my parents didn't have this technology to even do this. How did we survive all these years without our parents spoon feeding and hand holding every step of the way? No wonder people have entitlement issues, they've had things done for them every step of the way!
Also, I really don't understand the whole ADD/ADHD thing. My sister and I were talking about it and we knew maybe one or two classmates that were on meds. I feel like every other kid now is on it. My mom teaches 24 four year olds; 16 are on meds for either ADD or ADHD. That seems a little high. I'm not saying it doesn't exist or isn't a real problem for some, I just think it's high and not the real case for all.
I guess I'm just wondering how others feel about this. Opinions?
Plus, we're slow and I think this is something most people have an opinion about.