Chatty - posted on 07/02/2011 ( 28 moms have responded )
Read the article, and let me know what you think. Agree, disagree?
Here's an excerpt:
"Now, how does this apply to ADHD?
Children that are hyperactive often have not been allowed to heal from traumas in their past. As a result, they develop what we call a control pattern to distract them from their emotional pain. Pacifiers, security blankets, rocking, many things that parents do to distract their children just contribute to this problem. Instead of sticking a pacifer in a child's mouth to stop the crying or fussing, a parent must stop, tend to the child's need, or if it is impossible to meet the need, then they must allow the child to cry to heal themselves. Few parents are willing to take the time necessary to truly meet their child's need or let them heal. We find meeting their needs inconvenient, or aren't willing to change our schedules or plans. Or, we have been taught that if children don't immediately obey they should be punished. The use of punishment to control children is one of the greatest travesties in our world. It causes unbelievable trauma."