Understand that empathy and sympathy are practically opposites and move in different directions. This is the key to learning how to be and use empathy.
Parents are polarized in their attitudes about ADHD in ways that reflect their segregation into education-oriented camps. On the one hand child-focused education enables kids who would otherwise be labeled as ADHD, on the other
ADHD is an institutional fiction supported by pharmaceutical companies, governments, therapists, schools, and parents to get around the social taboo against institutional mind control. ADHD accomplishes this by labeling the targets as biologically defective and
Schooling for children is a confluence of social policy, personal preconceptions, historical revision, and deep politics. People think they understand how these schools affect students, communities, and society. I don't think they do. To read
My analysis of ADHD takes a broad view. The first installments in this series consider the major institutions, starting with Doctors. We'll now consider pharmaceutical companies. After this we'll consider Schools, and then Parents, before
Here is my guide to doctors and professors. Phd: you learned how to do basic research. MD: you know how poorly people take care of themselves. Professor: you are a tool. 2 PhDs: you need
Previous to 1980 overly active or inattentive students were considered traumatized, delinquent, depressed, learning disabled, ill-fed or over worked, emotional, specially endowed, minimally brain damaged, or simply different. Various programs existed to accommodate these kids
My research came together only after I traced the history of the "disorder." I put the word disorder in quotes because, as it turns out, ADHD does not exist and never did. It has been