A thought ran across my mind tonight as I'm reading and replying to post and I'm wondering if anyone else has ever thought/wondered the same thing so I would to ask... In your opinion, do you think that the reason there are so many more children diagnosed with a learning disability or ADHD, ODD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), etc today versus in the 50's/60's is that we as a society now know more about the "issues" (due to research/studies) or do you think it's because of the change in the way we live? Way we live meaning video games, internet, tv, processed foods, more unsafe world, etc. I would like to think that it's because we now understand more about the disabilities due to research studies and such, but I'm starting to wonder if it's more because we are (as a whole) becoming a more 'convienced' type of world. When I was a child, we only ate out when we were on vacation and for the most part, my friends families were the same. But my daughter has friends who have McDonald's 2-3 times a week. Yes, I do understand things come up and there are weeks where it's impossible to cook a healthy meal everynight but years ago it was unheard of to eat out that much. And there was no internet or Nintendo in the 60's. Kids ran around outside playing after school and in the summer. I remember when I was a kid in the 80's and my mom said to be home when the street lights came on. My neighborhood was safe and full of kids. I don't feel the same now though, 20-30 years later.