Originally Posted by angel
"Now, men are given Ritalin as little boys, so that their natural aggressiveness, curiosity and restlessness can be controlled, instead of nurtured and directed. "
this also bothers the hell out of me
I was aiding in a first grade class last semester, and there was this little boy that the teacher told me was a "troublemaker". she would have me take him into the hall to go through flash cards with him one-on-one since he wouldn't concentrate in class. after a while, I was able to find out how to keep his interest, and he learned most, if not all, of the flash cards. All I had to do was challenge him and keep his interest by relating each card with something he was interested in. Anyway, I came back the next week, and he was very subdued- he seemed sad. The teacher told me his parents had put him on ritalin. This made me sad. he wasn't a troublemaker, he was a first grade boy. He was not bad, he was fun... when I'm a teacher, if a parent asks me if their child should be put on any medication- my answer is a firm NO
Hey, my wife's a teacher, too! First grade (also has taught kindergarten). See, y'all have lots to talk about ... in Provo.
Seriously, you're absolutely right about medicating little boys. Good for you.
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