ADHD conference opens in Minneapolis

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Grizzly Adams

Chaska, MN

#43 Jul 11, 2008
"ADHD conference opens in Minneapolis"

I hope they keep the keynote speech to 30 seconds or less!
ST Paul Mommy

Saint Paul, MN

#44 Jul 11, 2008
Do Something wrote:
Yeah Right wrote "All these spoiled brats need is a swift kick in the rear".
And my response to that.... You are correct sir. This is just another excuse by people to get out of doing what they should be doing.
And another made up ILLNESS so drug companies can sell more product.
As a mother of 3 with the youngest having ADHD, I can assure you that this is not a made up diagnosis. We have had our son in organized sports year round since he was 3, I am home from work before he gets home from school. He doesn't go anywhere without adult supervision. He has always been more excitable than our other 2 children, but we chalked that up to his personality. When he was 9, he developed nervous ticks and we started to notice that he wouldn't sit still without constant reminding. The teachers started to notice this as well. We put together a plan to help him get more organized at home and school and to help keep him on task. By the 5th grade, it was very obvious that something wasn't right. We'd tell him to take the trash out and put a new trash bag in the can and the new trash bag never made it in the can etc. He is on the lowest dose of ritalin and only takes it at school. Maybe you don't agree with medicating children, but if it can calm him down enough to learn at the same pace as the other kids in his class, thats all that really matters.
Until you have experienced what it is like, you will never understand. Because of his high energy, he is always blamed for the wrong doings of others and people find if hard to befriend him because he's not as calm as they are. His impulse controll isn't the same as "regular" people.
I thank you for your biased opinion, as I am able to use that as a teaching tool for all of my children. Thank you for your ignorance and rudeness. It has helped me to show my children that getting an education in the classroom and in the real world is very important and it has helped me teach them how to handle people's ignorance and stupidness.

Keep on living in your evil and sheltered little world. It gives the rest of us something to laugh at.
annoymous

Minneapolis, MN

#45 Jul 11, 2008
Do we really need a conference for those with ADHD? As someone with the disorder myself, I wouldn't want to trust these people as candidates for local dog catchers. Doctors and professional Psychiatry in the medical field are in embedded with the pharma industry. The drugs they give you screw your mind up and give you no hope for a healthy future. Yet, I was medicated when I was a teenager by the powers that be. And let me tell you something personal: the medications never made me happy of healthy; they made me sick and bloated, which I almost wind up in the ICU unit as a result.

ADHD can be treated with alternative approaches. Just not "happy pills." They will RUINED your life!
Mr T

Saint Paul, MN

#46 Jul 12, 2008
annoymous wrote:
Do we really need a conference for those with ADHD? As someone with the disorder myself, I wouldn't want to trust these people as candidates for local dog catchers. Doctors and professional Psychiatry in the medical field are in embedded with the pharma industry. The drugs they give you screw your mind up and give you no hope for a healthy future. Yet, I was medicated when I was a teenager by the powers that be. And let me tell you something personal: the medications never made me happy of healthy; they made me sick and bloated, which I almost wind up in the ICU unit as a result.
ADHD can be treated with alternative approaches. Just not "happy pills." They will RUINED your life!
In the days that I was treated for "hyperactivity", the clinical knowledge wasn't as advanced as it has been for the past 25 years. Interesting that you spent this post criticizing people who tried to help you and blaming others for your challenges. In my studies of disabilities, whether learning, behavioral, physical, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder-which falls into the category of other health impairments (OHI), none of them have a specific characteristic which includes blaming others.
Horse with No Name

River Falls, WI

#47 Jul 12, 2008
I had a brother diagnosed with ADHD and I'd really like to finish this article and...and read these comments, but I just can't...can't stick with it...heh...look at the birdie...
Just someone

Burnsville, MN

#48 Jul 22, 2008
Before all you start saying things like kicking them in the rear, i would get to know the parents and kids before you start making judgements. You can't say anything based off of this article. It doesn't say anything on how they parent or how the kids act. That's just wrong. So please, before you add another negetive comment, rethink what your saying and try to be more considerate.
Kacy

Eden Prairie, MN

#53 Jul 22, 2008
Oldtimer wrote:
When I was in school there were a lot of kids that today would be described as ADHD. They were acting up in class and never seemed to pay attention. Funny thing is that after the Nuns would rap them on the knuckels a few times with a ruler, their attention span got a lot longer. If half the kids really have this then they are all normal but just more active than the other half. Sounds to me like the medical community is milking this as much as they can. This is a bunch of bull that is used to excuse bad behavior that parents don't want to deal with!
I'm pretty sure allowing or expecting teachers to use physical punishment isn't the answer to this problem. Physical punishment, in my opinion, is NEVER the answer.
Mothers Little Helper

Florham Park, NJ

#54 Jul 24, 2008
Stop main streaming these ADHD kids, that will reduce the number of ADHD cases real fast.
Kacy

Eden Prairie, MN

#55 Jul 24, 2008
I love that I get labled "clueless" on here for suggesting that teachers shouldn't be allowed to use physical punishment on their students. It just goes to show that the majority of the people who post here are themselves clueless. Guess what? You don't represent the majority. Sane people do not want their children to be hit by their teachers.
Consistent

Zimmerman, MN

#56 Jul 24, 2008
Here comes the obfuscators....think I will just go for serenity today, and let someone else deal with the children.
Kacy

Eden Prairie, MN

#57 Jul 24, 2008
Consistent wrote:
Here comes the obfuscators....think I will just go for serenity today, and let someone else deal with the children.
You have posted the exact same sentence on several topics after my posts today. If I didn't know any better, Consistent, I'd say you are following me. That's either cute or creepy, but in your case I'm going to go with creepy.
Dotty

Minneapolis, MN

#58 Jul 24, 2008
My name is Dotty. Probably because I have a lot of moles. Kids with ADHD are no different than kids with a lot of moles. This is the way we were born, but not the way we want it. Physical punishment cannot cure either of these ailments, only campassion and medical intervention.
H E L L O

Saint Paul, MN

#59 Jul 24, 2008
Kacy wrote:
I love that I get labled "clueless" on here for suggesting that teachers shouldn't be allowed to use physical punishment on their students. It just goes to show that the majority of the people who post here are themselves clueless. Guess what? You don't represent the majority. Sane people do not want their children to be hit by their teachers.
You are clueless because your previous post has nothing to do with the topic at hand. Did you even read the article? In case you didn't, it is about a ADHD conference, not physical punishment.
Kacy

Eden Prairie, MN

#60 Jul 25, 2008
H E L L O wrote:
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You are clueless because your previous post has nothing to do with the topic at hand. Did you even read the article? In case you didn't, it is about a ADHD conference, not physical punishment.
I was responding to someone who said (paraphrasing) that ADHD could be cured by letting teachers physically punish the students.

You are clueless because you don't bother to read the previous posts before you make asinine comments about someone.
Sure whatever

Saint Paul, MN

#61 Jul 25, 2008
Kacy wrote:
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I was responding to someone who said (paraphrasing) that ADHD could be cured by letting teachers physically punish the students.
You are clueless because you don't bother to read the previous posts before you make asinine comments about someone.
As a matter of fact, I DID read the previous post. The previous poster was stating the way in USED to be (nuns with rulers or whatever). In no way did they suggest that corporal punishment be reinstituted.
Kenny

Shakopee, MN

#62 Jul 25, 2008
Paul - Oakdale wrote:
There is a book called "Why Gender Matters" written by Dr. Leonard Sax a pediatrician. He was aware of a study that showed that from birth boys hearing is not as good as girls hearing. In an elementary classroom most often the teacher is a female speaking in a voice that seem normal for her. Many times if a boy is given the choice he will sit in the back of the classroom. If he can't properly hear the teacher he becomes bored and distracted. When children were referred to him for a diagnosis on adhd he would ask the parents to take their child back to school and ask the teacher to move the child to the front of the room for one month and see if that made a difference. In most cases he states that the school usually referred the parents to a different doctor that usually placed the child on medication. I am not a doctor but I am a parent to 7 children three of which are boys. I believe as a society we are far to quick to take a pill or give them to our children. We need to take a step back and really think about what we are doing to our children and our society in general.
As a middle school teacher, and someone who has studied gender differences quite extensively, you are only scratching the surface mentioning differences in hearing...that is a completely different story. There are may kids who need help, and meds can serve a purpose for this. However, too many of today's children, specifically boys, are being diagnosed with ADHD because they have so much extra energy from sitting on their behinds watching a screen (TV or Computer) for the majority of their awake hours. I am not a parent, but working with kids for several years and listening to them talk about their out of school lives there is an easy fix...Get your kids up and active, don't let them eat junk food all day, and limit the amount of "screen time" to an hour a day.
Kenny

Shakopee, MN

#63 Jul 25, 2008
Mothers Little Helper wrote:
Stop main streaming these ADHD kids, that will reduce the number of ADHD cases real fast.
Dumbest idea ever...apparently you have no knowledge of how the special education system functions in schools. How would you fund such an endeavor? With NCLB already leaving sped programs drastically under staffed and under funded. This idea would simply take help away from those students truly in need.
Kacy

Eden Prairie, MN

#64 Jul 25, 2008
Sure whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
As a matter of fact, I DID read the previous post. The previous poster was stating the way in USED to be (nuns with rulers or whatever). In no way did they suggest that corporal punishment be reinstituted.
"Funny thing is that after the Nuns would rap them on the knuckels a few times with a ruler, their attention span got a lot longer..."
Mothers Little Helper

Monroe, CT

#65 Jul 28, 2008
Last generation mothers popped a few valium to help them deal with there kids; this generation parents label their kids with ADHD and drug them up.
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Europe

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