Patricia - posted on 03/12/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )
Does anyone else think that it's a little strange that every time our children don't behave the way we would like them to, it's attributed to some kind of "condition", "syndrome", or "disorder"? And to supposedly "prove" the point, people always want to cite the statistics! If a higher percentage of children "suffer" from some sort of "disorder" than do not, then what exactly is the definition of normal? A seven year old who can't sit still for 30 min is not "suffering" from anything but boredom and natural youthful energy! I guess it's too bad they can't all be robots that we can turn on and off at will. Is it possible that the "attention deficit" is on the part of the parent who hasn't the patience or common sense to recognize that "kids will be kids"? All of my babies were born almost completely bald! Does that mean they have a "follicular disorder"? After all, not all babies are born bald. IS THIS NORMAL??