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I have to agree with you, Scottie. I’m a full time substitute teacher, diagnosed with ADD & depression. A couple things I’ve noticed this year in particular are one, teachers are very limited in how they can respond to & deal with behavior issues in the classroom, and it seems like students could care less about the consequences, they don’t work as a deterrent anymore. We reward kids at school with stickers, extra tech time, prizes, etc for doing what they should be doing! At some point we need to teach kids that they need to work on controlling their behaviors, even if diagnosed with some type of issue. Now is the time to figure it out because adulthood is around the corner & impulsive behavior issues don’t get you far once you’re an adult. It’s not easy.