Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today

Discussion in 'Parenting News' started by runawaybunny, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. runawaybunny

    runawaybunny Administrator Staff Member

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    Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today - Washington Post

    The Centers for Disease Control tells us that in recent years there has been a jump in the percentage of young people diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD: 7.8 percent in 2003 to 9.5 percent in 2007 and to 11 percent in 2011. The reasons for the rise are multiple, and include changes in diagnostic criteria, medication treatment and more awareness of the condition. In the following post, Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and the founder of TimberNook, a nature-based development program designed to foster creativity and independent play outdoors in New England, suggests yet another reason more children are being diagnosed with ADHD, whether or not they really have it: the amount of time kids are forced to sit while they are in school.
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2014
  2. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    ...And if they act up while in class, the first thing that is taken away is recess. BAD MOVE.