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bkitchin1
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hi I am a teacher with add
many parents don’t want their child “labeled” but it’s so much better to be labeled accurately and helpfully,
than to not be “labeled” and your child gets labeled naughty, lazy, bad, behavior problem, etc.
Also your child has rights that they cannot receive without a “label”. They can get a “504” iep which gives them help
at school, modifications of work, environment, homework, etc. They may qualify for some sp ed services.
Also if your child cannot resist impulses – they may have lack of friends – which is HUGE!!
They may feel badly about themselves because they can’t “be good”. HUGE
Treatment is NOT SURGERY! You can stop if you don’t like it. But if your child had diabetes, heart issues, etc. you would treat it!
Having brain issues is equally if not more important!
Learning affects your salary for the rest of your life! If you can’t learn…your life will be harder. If you don’t have friends…your life will be harder. If you don’t like yourself…your life will be harder.
It is HELL to live a life where you are in trouble every day. If there is help… why not give it to your child???
What do you have to lose? Also there is a triangle to help – sleep, nutrition, and exercise.
Michael Phelps has add (mom is a principal who put him into swimming to help).. What happened when olympics were over and he didn’t have quality sleep, nutrition and exercise??? He self-medicated with marijuana. Look at Dennis Rodman –
he was ok when he played basketball (sleep, nutrition and exercise) what happened when he retired? Self-medicated.
Kids who don’t get treated – often treat themselves with drugs/alcohol
Please go to DR. Amen’s website – guru of add – lots of books he’s on PBS all the time
please help your child today! They are hurting inside!