Hope for the future…

I read a fascinating article today in the New York Times summarizing two studies showing that behavioral problems in young children do not indicate future lack of success. It also confirms what I have suspected–that ADHD is a delay in development rather than a deficit in development. This would be in line with my own experience, where I just grew out of my crazy, hyper and anti-social behaviors by about Jr. High and turned out (almost) normal.

Still can’t pay attention, but think that’s related to other things. In general I can socialize and learn better than ever.

I highly recommend this read to anyone who has or works with kids:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/13/health/13kids.html?em&ex=1195102800&en=10574fa94fad2575&ei=5087%0A

As a sidenote, it is very interesting to analyze one’s life in terms of the percentage of current life events and experiences one is willing to discuss on a public blog. I am running at about 50% right now. Clearly our successes and joys are for the public eye, and our failures and frustrations for the closet. Or in my case, the other journal. 🙂

Anyway, prayers are always welcome…

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  1. The People History says:

    I wonder about how everybody was diagnosing ADD and ADHD , we ended up taking my son to a phycologist a few years ago and he rolled out ADHD and ADD and suggested medication . while he was providing all the reasons he diagnosed I realised that most also applied to me ( 47 at the time ) and asked him about it he instantly said OH yes you are.

    Now my question with all this is I must have adapted to my weaknesses OK ( think I am quite balanced )

    Meanwhile my son is now 10 years older and has adapted well to his poor concentration and I am very glad we never chose drugs as an option

    steve

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  2. The People History says:

    I wonder about how everybody was diagnosing ADD and ADHD , we ended up taking my son to a phycologist a few years ago and he rolled out ADHD and ADD and suggested medication . while he was providing all the reasons he diagnosed I realised that most also applied to me ( 47 at the time ) and asked him about it he instantly said OH yes you are.

    Now my question with all this is I must have adapted to my weaknesses OK ( think I am quite balanced )

    Meanwhile my son is now 10 years older and has adapted well to his poor concentration and I am very glad we never chose drugs as an option

    steve

    Reply

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