Has Your Child Been Diagnosed With ADHD?
What if I told you that no matter what kind of personality traits a child has, they have a disorder, or disease, that needs to be cured?
First off, let me introduce myself.
My name is Ms. Cynthia. I am a principal, teacher, counselor, pastor, businesswoman, and a first-time blogger!
I was educated in the early 1980’s.
I earned 2 degrees, one in Psychology and the second degree in Specialized Education from Fisher College in Boston, Massachusetts and the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana.
The Lord gave me a vision in 1986 to open a school to educate and minister to all children from all walks of life. The school is named New Beginnings Academy, located in Hyde Park, MA. Now 32 years later, it is still in operation, serving grades K-12.
After all these years, I have begun to notice a difference in the way the world perceives children and their differing personalities.
What confuses me is that:
Once what was called…. “Daydreaming” is now called Attention Deficit DISORDER!
Once what was called…. “Very Active” is now called Hyper Active.
Put them together, and you have ADHD!
Once what was called…. “Shy and Quiet” is now called Passive Disorder!
There are 33 other Disorders, such as…………………………………………..
· Adjustment Disorder
· Antisocial Personality Disorder
· Asperger’s Syndrome
· Bipolar Disorder
· Borderline Personality Disorder
· Child Behavior Disorder
· Conduct Disorder
· Conversion Disorder
· Cyclothymic Disorder
· Dysthymic Disorder
· Learning Disorder
· Mild Cognitive Impairment
· Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
· Oppositional Defiant Disorder
· Panic Disorder
· Personality Disorder
· Pervasive Developmental Disorder
· Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
· Prader-Willi Syndrome
· Psychological Stress
· Psychotic Disorder
· Social Phobia
From the beginning of time, all of children’s INDIVIDUAL Differences were considered NORMAL!
How did it change in the 90’s? How did it change to what was once normal, now to a disorder?
We need to go back to the old school methodology of each person is a unique individual, (like snowflakes!) It is more than okay to be different.
New Beginnings Academy has a special simple method for dealing with a hyperactive child
For example, if a student is active, the teacher is to give that student an active role in the class, such as the teachers helper.
This avails him/ her to get out of their seat more often and gives them a purpose, making him/her feel special! To be the “Teachers Helper”, Of course all his/her academics must be completed with excellence. Surprisingly enough, it always was!
This has worked for me in all grades K-12 since 1986!
I will discuss other disorders in future posts and how New Beginnings Academy has miraculously dealt with them!
I would love to hear from you!
What do you think, should we go back to old-school methodology?
Do you know a child that has been diagnosed with a disorder?
Tell me your story/stories!