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Are teachers always right about ADHD?

by accidentaltourist on April 5, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My dear friend's little boy goes to a private, Christian school. Very small enrollment; he is the only one in the second grade, which is taught by a teacher who also has grades K and 1. He is 7. The teacher has begun a campaign to bully the parents into taking their (IMO) normal, healthy, active little boy in to a doctor to be medicated because he "can't sit still."

I have known the child since birth, and have raised boys of my own, plus caring for my nephews and the neighbor's son while their moms worked. He seems like a perfectly normal bright, active little boy to me. But the teacher wants him medicated into submission.



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