Monday, April 8, 2013

ADHD or Is It Just Bad Parenting?

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This may not be the most politically correct thing to say. But I think that some of these kids that are diagnosed with ADHD are really just little brats being raised by parents who are doing a really bad job.

Growing up I don't remember kids in my class having issues like ADHD. I do remember little brats who couldn't sit still in class, were always disruptive and constantly in trouble for not following the rules. These days a lot of those bratty kids are simply given a diagnosis of ADHD. The parents are given an excuse for their child's behavior. Now don't get me wrong, I do believe that there are some kids that legitimately have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and need to be on some type of medication. But I do think that some of these kids with an ADHD diagnosis are just victims of extreme new-agey parenting where any kind of discipline does not happen.

You have met a family like this, where the kids runs the house. The kid decided where to go, what to eat, when to eat, when to sleep! The whole household bows down to this kids every whim. This kid grows up believing that the rules of the world do not apply to them. Then this kid gets into a classroom setting and is wild and out of control. The parents cannot understand why their brilliant child is having such a hard time in school. They get down to their kids level and have a conversation about the issues in school. And the little kid, who believes the sun sets for him doesn't get it either. Doctors get involved and an ADHD diagnosis is given and the parents now have a nice excuse for their bad parenting, their lack of discipline and for their child's disruptive, inappropriate and just all around bad behavior.

WOW! What a controversial opinion. What do you think? Do you agree with anonymous on this? 

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  1. Did this site all of a sudden become a gossip column?

    1. Haha. Nope not a gossip column! We asked out readers to send us anonymous posts about anything that was on their minds. We are posting those anonymous posts this week!

  2. I'd have to say I disagree. I can see why the writer may be frustrated but what you see as bad parenting, I see as a parent doing what he/she knows what works best for their child. we may see them "spoiling" their child but what we may notsee is the hard work they are doing behind closed doors. as a parent with a child with a disability, I believe I do everything possible to do the 'best' parenting I can do but some days I'm just not up for hour long tantrums 3-4 times a day,, ackward stares in public or having to explain myself so I give in to my daughter and keep my sanity for the day.

    1. I understand you Jackie. My children aren't diagnosed with disabilities but I get what you mean about tantrums. I have been there with the stares, but I try to care less about the critics and do the best I can with what I feel is right in my heart. You keep up the hard work Jackie. Thank you for your comment.


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