Originally Posted by NewChief
Best explanation I've heard for the ADHD epidemic:
Our kids are now amazingly stimulated by a huge variety of media from birth. They live in a world that is EXTREMELY stimulating and with constant diversions such as computers, television, music, handhelds, etc.. etc..
Then you take them and put them in a completely non-stimulating environment where a person stands in front of the class, trying to teach them "boring" stuff (in comparison to the media they're accustomed to consuming).
Then when they don't/can't pay attention, we label them with ADD/ADHD and give them drugs to help them focus.
true, but the key in developing focus is discipline. kids don't have any because parents don't give any and this mostly due to new gov't laws.