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Well, I think ADHD is potentially a ‘real’ issue but its only real because its brought on by our modern ‘efficient’ world.
Here are the causes of ADHD in my opinion:
- lack of a healthy balanced diet each day
- lack of proper exercise
- lack of outdoors time for fresh air
- lack of sleep / rest
- lack of proper discipline by the parents
- lack of proper direct quality attention between the kids and the parents
I think those factors added up are the cause. Its due to the rushed child syndrome (which Lindsey happens to be reading about – unrelated to this subject). Parents don’t have enough time to both spend with their kids just playing and also making healthy meals and ALSO being around to mentor, direct, discipline their kids.
There is a good reason kids 50 years ago didn’t have ADHD… they were too busy working on the farm or outside racing bicycles down hills and building tree forts to worry about being ADHD..
I’m sure this will ruffle some feathers. I sure hope my kids get ADHD to prove me wrong! In the mean time, I’ll be trying to spend time with them, feed them well and teach them what being a person on this planet is all about…
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