Are you insane?

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    It's not too late to save 'normal' - latimes.com)
     
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    The DSM-5 is in development. Check this out - Temper Dysregulation Disorder. Basically, it makes being a brat a mental disease.

    How nice that we have the DSM to take away so many personal responsibilities.
     
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    Yes - the medicalization (is that a word) of bad behavior. In special ed. we have a ton of labels: ED (emotionally disturbed), ODD (oppositional defiance disorder), SLD (specific learning disability - generic term for "don't have a clue") and so on. It's now an excuse for acting like an asshole. It also becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy. Too often when a kid acts up, he or she will tell me: "Sorry Mrs. C. Didn't take my meds today" and I'm supposed to allow them to throw erasers or something. Errrrr!
     
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    I swear. You are either a saint or I need to take your avatar seriously. ;)
     
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    I'm no saint. You have to learn to laugh in this biz or else bitch on message boards. I use a combination of the two.

    One of the most ridiculous things I've had to deal with in the past few years are "behavior manifestation meetings". If a classified kid gets in real serious trouble (bomb scare, weapon, major drug dealing, etc), a team of professionals is assembled to determine if the "behavior ie. crime" was a "manifestation" of the disability. If it is so determined, the child may not be disciplined. We've never determined that it was, but when that day comes, you will see many a job opening in my field. "yes I raped a girl. I have "Paraphilic coercive disorder". Errrrrr!
     
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    I'm sure there will be a drug or vaccine to take care of that disorder.
     
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    Ha ha. But you are basically correct. Drugging children who don't listen is very in vogue these days. It makes parents feel good about "doing something" about it.
     
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    Any decent parent with a problem child would drug or drink themselves into oblivion rather than the child.

    Let the child run wild and free and see if Darwinian forces straighten their ass out.
     
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    My grands when they first came here lived with us for close to a year temper tantrums were their thing when they got here. I don't do temper tantrums well at all. The oldest learned within the first week where his trouble spot was at. The moment he felt a rage coming on he would run for the corner that was designated for those occasions.


    Shit is so backwards it is pathetic. Attention Deficit Disorder. Think on that is it the child's lack of attention or the lack of attention the child needs and does not get?
     
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    When I was in school Attention Deficit Disorder was called "stoner".

    The first sign was making a Led Zeppelin cutting board in woodshop.

    Those were golden days.

    And I got away with all my fingers.
     
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