Forced schooling is poison to human development.
This is another video that I think you should really force your self to sit through, as are all of the videos on the subject of our schools. They explain why it is that Americans just don’t get it, and why they are not even interested in the world around them, they are like drugged zombies, and not capable of independent thought. We have been training our children for decades, that thinking is not necessary, that the only requirement to advance is their obedience and acceptance and how they respond to instruction, not intellect, not knowledge, knowledge is not even required anymore. When you talk to children today, they get this glazed over look in their eyes as if they clearly have no clue as to what you are even talking about, it takes the dull glare of a screen to illicit a response of any kind. It is hard, but you really need to watch this. What is coming upon the earth is going to be the most difficult thing we have ever been through, I cannot even begin to image how hard it will be upon those who have children, who’s lights are not on, because the school systems, internally, psychologically, pulled their plugs. And if you you think that your child currently going to school is not being psychologically conditioned to conform to an agenda, you yourself have been a victim of this manipulation. What the schools are teaching, is everything that you DO NOT want your child to ever learn, that blind obedience is the only key to a successful rewarding happy life, because it is only through blind obedience that in our currents schools advancement is authorized, conditioning our children to obey their masters. Just as bad or worse, we hold back the advancing student until the lagging students catch up, so that the overall field is level. teaching our kids subliminally that learning ahead and exerting yourself to advance will only cause you harm, and humiliation. If you think that I am nuts, listen to what Americas top educators are telling us. I have been saying since I was 16, that the worst thing we could ever do to a child, was send them to school, I still believe that, and it is reassuring to be, that the top educators in this country are validating what I always said, from the time I found out, that the schools I was going to were not about education at all, in fact just the opposite, they did not want me to learn, and this is more true today than it ever was before. This curriculum, if you could even call it that was designed to be implemented in generational stages as part of a long term plan for the agenda of the worlds power elite. this whole thing is planned.
When I tell you something, and your response is , “I don’t know”, it is like saying “Well it hasn’t happened to me so I don’t know if that is true”. And that is like saying, ” I don’t believe you” and saying “I don’t believe you ” is right next door to ” I think you are a liar”, and I really do not like being called a liar, especially when I provide overwhelming evidence to support what I say. The person that thinks that they know everything, has not yet begun to learn. The things I am saying in the things that I write are things that are true, and you did not know them before, because you were not taught, you were not taught because the information was being deliberately withheld from you to fulfill an agenda. . Perhaps you think that you know everything already, but let me assure you that you do not. Everything we know in this life, we learned from someone else. Rather than spent your entire life in conflict, sit down in the learning chair, shut up, put your pencil to the paper and learn. It is the Solipsist that believes that if a belief or thought is not already in their minds, than it is not real, if they did not think it, than it cannot be thought, therefore it does not exist. The reality is, that this world and universe was already here long before you arrived, and you have an awful lot of intellectual catching up to do, I suggest that you stop believing that you brought this world into existence, and start learning from it instead.
I hope that I am not being misunderstood about education. I believe that we should all learn, but I did not even begin to learn until I got out of school. Knowledge is extremely important. But our children are not being taught what they need to know in school. And you will find thousands of teachers that completely agree with that statement.
e videos that I am posting are all on the topic I am talking about, they are not unrelated. The titles of them might be misleading, and you might be wondering what does this have to do with anything, but trust me, they are all pieces of that puzzle I asked you to relate to. There is something in each one that relates, it might only be one sentence, but it is an important point, that is why I go to all the trouble to search it out for you. And also, because it might be only one sentence or even just a few words, you must pay attention to the video, concentrate on what you are watching. If you get distracted pause it, rewind, go back, listen to that point again, pause the video, think about what they just said. These are not for entertainment, they are to help you to understand things that effect you, now, and in the future. So that you can gain the confidence that you are going to need in the coming months. When S.H.T.F. you are not going to have time to learn or prepare, now is the time you have to learn, it will help you to not be afraid and panic when the rest of the world around you is going mad, and civil unrest is rampant. As with the accumulation of any knowledge, it’s application is in the future, not while you are learning it, like wise this stuff that I have been posting, you might think that you have no use for this information right now , that it does not apply to your life right now, that you don’t understand it, you could never see it happening, but you are going to need it. When the world has lost it’s mind all around you, and they haven’t a clue, you will be armed with understanding and a calm head because you have this advanced knowledge. When a doctor is studying medicine, he has no immediate need for what he learned. But put him on a battle field, in an er tent, and suddenly he realizes the value and the application, and the instruction from his professors, and in those moments, it is no time to sit down at a desk and learn how to extract a bullet and stitch up a wound. So now, let go of those things in your life that eat up your time with nothing at their end to offer you, and sit down here, and watch all of the videos on my time line, there will come a time when you wish you would of., Even the video of the toilet, and the trees, have value to you. The one about the trees, not so much right now, it was just to explain what it is that trees do for the earth, that we are not taught. But during the coming great tribulation, and perhaps even before, in moments of economic collapse, you are going to wish you had a place to go to the bathroom, so buy one and put it in your closet, the first time you and your family have to use it you are going to thank me. I may not live to see any of these things happen, but you will, as I pointed out many times, even without one single disturbing event happening, if everything went along just as it is, man will continue to pollute the water, blow up the foundation of our homes by fracking, oil will run out, deforestation will continue to build for population growth which will double in twenty years, we will continue to cut down vegetation, and cover the earth with concrete and steel, we will build more roads to drive more cars, until the earth has so many cars that they themselves cover the surface of the earth and no one can drive them one foot. There is no end to the greed of man, so left alone, exactly like things are, man will destroy himself. It does not require much thought, if you only project your thinking, to see that the things that I am telling you are true, and every step of the way, I am offering you references. I cannot force you to read, or listen, or watch, but I do this so that I myself have a clean conscience in that I did all I could to inform my loved ones of a coming crises, and showed them a way out of it.
Reading with cats Desmond Allen reads to “Ginger,” a cat up for adoption, during “The Book Buddies Program” at the Animal Rescue League of Berks County in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania February 11, 2014. Children in grades 1-8 read to the cats as a way to improve their reading skills and gain confidence. The shelter animals can be a non-evaluative presence that can provide support and comfort to participants without judging them. Students showed sustained focus and maintained a higher state of awareness, as well as improved attitudes toward school, according to researchers at Tufts University. (REUTERS/Mark Makela) I completely agree with this picture and the paragraph, Our children would probably get much more academic skills if we were taught by animals. Judging from the behaviors of modern youth, and of those who support their conduct in society, it would appear to me, that our entire educational system has long ago abandoned the tradition human teacher, at school, and at home, in society at large. It takes a degree of drive and motivation to rise to the intellectual capacity of a persons teacher, but in the world today, I so often read about, view and witness, events humans inflict upon each other, that even animals would not allow in their worlds. No one would even think of walking into a lions den, or an elephant pack and begin clubbing on the young. Humans on the other hand, stand by, with loaded weapons in hand, and watch, witness, aid, support, defend, the merciless torture, mutilation, rape, starvation, of innocent children and women, at the behest of one man. Right now, 7,000,000,000 people are watching one man, Assad, decimate a population of people, and they do nothing. They have parades for dogs, read to cats, make special news cast for a man because he says he is gay, talk for weeks at a time about a traffic jam, spend 50 billion dollars to play their stupid silly childish games in a country historically famous for the violation of every form of human dignity. This is the level humans have sunk too, and if it is this bad right now,in our education systems, and we are supposed to be the most advanced powerful nation the earth has ever seen, just imagine how it is going to be, when this child grows up after being educated by this cat, and becomes our next president, or would we even notice the difference.
The Median salary of a high school teacher in Texas is $55, 000 per year. A school football coach, not a professional team, a school football coach in Texas has a salary of $5,545,852.00 . His name is Mack Brown . Why should a person in the Texas educational field be paid 100 times more for teaching a kid how to bounce a ball, than a teacher that teaches that kid math.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Teacher High School in Houston, TX that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Teacher High School in Houston are expected to make less than the median. Source: HR Reported data as of February 2014 SalaryBonusBenefitsPurchase Full Report Median $55,164 10% $33,279 25% $43,709 75% $64,796 90% $73,566 Teacher High School Salaries in TX US National Average Salaries for Teacher High School Canadian National Average Salaries for Teacher High School
Coaches Make More Than You November 7, 2013 By Allie Grasgreen The University of Texas at Austin now pays its president $5.4 million per year, according to new figures released Wednesday. Just kidding! That’s actually the salary of the head football coach Mack Brown, whose total paycheck is even higher – $5,453,750 – when accounting for “other sources.” But anyone remotely familiar with the finances of higher education institutions and their athletic departments probably knew that already. Actually, in 2013, Texas President William C. Powers made about one-eighth of what Brown did. Brown’s not even the highest-paid football coach at a public college, the latest iteration of USA Today’s football coach salary database shows. That title goes to Nick Saban of the University of Alabama, who made $5,545,852 in 2013. Brown and Saban are not exactly anomalies. They are joined in the $5 million club by the University of Arkansas’s Bret Bielema, and another 14 coaches make more than $3 million. Seventy coaches make more than $1 million. Head coach salaries at major National Collegiate Athletic Association programs are up 10 percent over last year, and 90 percent since 2006. The average paycheck in 2013 was $1.81 million. Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/11/07/football-coach-salaries-10-percent-over-last-year-and-top-5-million#ixzz2srUSRYuf Inside Higher Ed
I was watching Good Morning America today, and the segment that I stepped into featured a story about a woman who had a normal uncomplicated delivery and perfectly healthy baby. They showed pictures of the mother and the baby and reassured all of us that they were both healthy and doing well. Not a celebrity, no special circumstances, not in a car on a freeway, just a normal hospital, doctors at the side, baby delivery. Then they segment to the next story; A man buys a ticket for his mom to see the supper bowl, and they are guest on the show. Not celebrities, not out of the ordinary people, no one is dying soon and this was the last request, just too healthy people going to the ball game, and for doing this, they are guest and receive air time on a national TV show. With all of the events of serious concern happening in the world that effect our daily lives, this is the sort of thing our national media chooses to focus on. This is the level of intellectual comprehension and tolerance that Americans have sunk too, the ability to only mentally digest snippets of useless, empty, distracting, valueless, meaningless, phrases and views, that offer nothing in the way of advancement. Our media has become nothing but adult cartoons of intellectual jello, fluff and fill with nothing to take away from them of any form of usefulness. Our TV programs are flooded with what is referred to as reality shows, and not one of them have a hint of what in reality happens in the real life of a world citizen. And Americans Idle away their hours, in the words of Joe South, until we are covered up in flowers in the back of a black Limousine, watching all of this chewing gum for the mind. I hear it frequently that I write too much, and that it is hard to concentrate long enough to read what I write. My point exactly, well put, all of you who have said that to me. Go back to your television, watch your games, drink your beer, get in your car and go hand over your paycheck to Wall Mart, who will then in turn take their cut and pass the rest off to China. The things that I write are way beyond the comprehension of you anyway, you would be much better off, un friending me, so that you do not have to deal with any sort of intellectual stimulation. I used to watch in amazement at my friends who I though were fairly intelligent, stare for countless hours at a video screen, along time ago, at a caricature we called pac man. Countless billion of hours were spent, of human resources, watching this little yellow circle transpose around a TV screen. Modern day television programming is no more useful to society than pac man was. It is mindless chatter, deliberately designed to distract humanity from the good they could accomplish with collective efforts, maintaining the constant state of their perceived independent liberty, when all they while, because of their slumber, their liberties are being eroded from them by the very same people who are intellectually anesthetizing them through the media of all types. And the choices of our mental poisons are limitless, millions of channels, of distractions contained in the form of videos, games and apps. mankind has become so accustomed to entertainment as mental nourishment, that real food has become objectionable, the poison has become our food, and the food has become our vomit which we immediately expel as distasteful and objectionable, repulsive and offensive. Yes, I receive comments from some who have read my postings, and they, in no uncertain terms, express to me, that they are repulsed and offended, and find my postings distasteful and objectionable, these are their actual words, that is why I am including them. The things that I write about, are real things that are happening now or have happened in the past, but in some way are relevant to current events and practices. The age of an event or celebration of an event does not dilute its practice or relativity, if it was wrong then it is still wrong today. Just because something is historical, does not erase it, seems obvious doesn’t it, but this dichotomy is exactly the rhetoric and belief systems of our modern times, that if something happened a long time ago it no longer matters. It is repulsive and objectionable, distasteful and offensive, without moral or humane conscience to slice off the genitals of little girls and grown women, and some have pointed out to me, that it is distasteful of me to write about it. It is inarguable that it is distasteful in every conceivable way, especially if you are the one having your vulva and clitoris removed with no anesthesia, and a rusty knife. This is a practice of Islam, committed in Africa and Egypt to this very day. My comments and articles of child sacrifice are indeed historical, as is the celebration of them. Likewise in modern times to this very day, children are being sacrificed on the gynecologic tables of clinics all over this earth, and the celebrations of this practice are still being participated in. In this country, we have actually had parades to celebrate the victory of enacting and passing laws protecting the “right” of women to commit the murder of their children. In any other format, they would serve life in prison for first degree, cold blooded, pre-meditated, with malice and forethought murder, but the nations of the earth, have granted the right, and privilege of murder under the protection of the excuse that the life of the victim was unplanned, or wrong gender, making it justifiable homicide. And some of you think, that I have a twisted form of reasoning, maybe you should take a second look at yourself. Some one said to me, that I was blind, and I am trying to lead the blind, I still think, that my eyes see things pretty clear. The greatest resource earth has, is the human resource, and the human resource is squandered, on endless unfocused, mindless mental chatter, and tweets. Serious issues are currently effecting all of the human, animal, and every life form on earth, and seen and unseen ones are on the horizon and looming. We have everything we need to solve them, but instead we would rather sit back, get drunk, play with our sports balls of various kinds, play our games, get high and party. It is more true today than it was yesterday, that we would prefer to fiddle while Rome burns. For two weeks all CNN could talk about was a traffic jam on a bridge, as if that were some kind of news, a traffic jam. Do they really think that road construction in our cities are free of corruption. It cost Los Angeles 22 Billion dollars to make 1.6 miles of subway underneath downtown Los Angeles. Making a parallel tunnel system that paralleled the existing one which was made unusable because the planning commission gave the builder of a high rise the permission to pour his footings right smack dab in the middle of the old tunnel system in union station that served this city for decades and all through World War II when a million soldiers a day passed through there on their way to the pacific theater. Talk about corruption. The road system of this country has every single inch of it bathed in corruption, what pray tell, is news worthy about two lanes of a bridge being closed for a couple of days. Political corruption, and game playing, are you kidding. All of the intellectual energies and resources of man are spent on the pursuit of money, it’s distribution, and material gains it provides. Scarce little of earth resources are actually expended on the betterment of mankind. In reality, the bulk of all monetary resources of earths nations is consumed in the pursuit of the potential annihilation of man, not for the good and prosperity of mankind, but rather to it’s destruction. War is the largest corporation on earth, next is religion. Catholicism was at one time the worlds richest empire. All of the things I have mentioned in this posting could end today, and the benefit to man would be incalculable and indescribably wonderful, and all we would have to do, is nothing, that is right, do nothing, meaning stop doing what we are doing wrong, just stop it. We do not have to continue on the course we are headed, but we are being driven there by an unseen force, bent on our destruction, and we are participating in our own destruction. Stop participating, don’t do it anymore. There is a better way, and it takes almost no effort. Clar Sisk 2- 3 2014
The reason that the government wants, by decree, your children in the forced concentration camps we call the public school system, is so that you cannot teach them what they need to know.
When concerned father William Baer spoke up about a salacious book at a Gilford, N.H., school board meeting and then overran his allotted time of two minutes, police led him out in handcuffs. His daughter Marina Baer confronted those who stood by while a police officer arrested the man for “disorderly conduct”:
“I just watched my father get arrested because he broke the two minute rule, at a board of education meeting. This just shows that you resort to force at the first turn of conflict and I am appalled. So I don’t trust you, I haven’t, and I honestly don’t feel safe around you people.”
The book in question, 19 minutes, contains graphic sexual content, such as a lurid phrase about intercourse, “Semen, sticky and hot, pooled on the carpet beneath her.” Apparently, this is what happens to parents who object to such content being taught by “liberal” educators nowadays – they get led out in handcuffs.
An Iowa woman jokingly calls it “Satan’s handiwork.” A California mom says she’s broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it “makes my blood boil.”
What could be so horrible? Grade-school math.
As schools around the U.S. implement national Common Core learning standards, parents trying to help their kids with math homework say that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing has become as complicated as calculus.
They’re stumped by unfamiliar terms like “rectangular array” and “area model.” They wrestle with division that requires the use of squares, slashes and dots. They rage over impenetrable word problems.
Stacey Jacobson-Francis, 41, of Berkeley, California, said her daughter’s homework requires her to know four different ways to add.
“That is way too much to ask of a first grader,” she said. “She can’t remember them all, and I don’t know them all, so we just do the best that we can.”
Stacey Jacobson-Francis, right, works on math homework with her 6 year old daughter Luci Wednesday, …
Simple arithmetic isn’t so simple anymore, leading to plenty of angst at home. Even celebrities aren’t immune: The comedian Louis C.K. took to Twitter recently to vent about his kids’ convoluted homework, writing that his daughters went from loving math to crying about it.
Adopted by 44 states, the Common Core is a set of English and math standards that spell out what students should know and when. The standards for elementary math emphasize that kids should not only be able to solve arithmetic problems using the tried-and-true methods their parents learned, but understand how numbers relate to each other.
“Part of what we are trying to teach children is to become problem solvers and thinkers,” said Diane Briars, president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. “We want students to understand what they’re doing, not just get the right answer.”
That’s a radically different approach than many parents are accustomed to.
Jennie Barnds, 40, of Davenport, Iowa, was puzzled by her fourth-grade daughter’s long division homework, a foreign amalgam of boxes, slashes and dots with nary a quotient or dividend in sight.
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“If we are sitting there for 20 minutes trying to do a simple problem, how is an 8, 9, 10-year-old supposed to figure it out?” she said. “It’s incredibly frustrating for the student and the parent.”
Whether Common Core itself is responsible for the homework headaches is a contentious issue.
Some experts say Common Core promotes reform math, a teaching method that gained currency in the 1990s. Derided as “fuzzy” math by critics, reform math says kids should explore and understand concepts like place value before they become fluent in the standard way of doing arithmetic. Critics say it fails to stress basic computational skills, leaving students unprepared for higher math.
Stanford University mathematician James Milgram calls the reform math-inspired standards a “complete mess” — too advanced for younger students, not nearly rigorous enough in the upper grades. And teachers, he contends, are largely ill-prepared to put the standards into practice.
“You are asking teachers to teach something that is incredibly complicated to kids who aren’t ready for it,” said Milgram, who voted against the standards as part of the committee that reviewed them. “If you don’t think craziness will result, then you’re being fundamentally naive.”
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Common Core supporters insist the standards are developmentally appropriate and driven by research.
“For years there has been a raging debate in mathematics education about which is more important, procedural fluency or conceptual understanding. The obvious answer is ‘both’ and the standards give that answer,” said University of Arizona mathematician Bill McCallum, who co-wrote the math standards.
Common Core advocates acknowledge parents are frustrated, but blame the problems on botched implementation, insufficient training or poorly written math programs that predate Common Core.
They say schools also need to communicate better.
“The homework can appear ridiculous when it is taken out of context — that’s where the biggest problem lies,” said Steve O’Connor, a fifth-grade math teacher in Wells, New York. “Parents don’t have the context, nor have they been given the means to see the context.”
O’Connor has set up a website in an effort to reduce parents’ frustration over homework. Other school districts have held workshops for parents to learn alongside their children.
But many parents say they’ve been on their own, complaining that districts have foisted new math curricula with little explanation.
In Pennsylvania, which signed on to the national Common Core in 2010 but developed its own version, Allison Lienhard said homework sessions with her 10-year-old have ended in tears.
“She gets frustrated because I can’t do it the way they are supposed to do it,” Lienhard said. “To me, math is numbers, it’s concrete, it’s black-and-white. I don’t understand why you need to bring this conceptual thing into math — at least not at this age.”
ATLANTA — More than 10,000 American toddlers 2 or 3 years old are being medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder outside established pediatric guidelines, according to data presented on Friday by an official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The report, which found that toddlers covered by Medicaid are particularly prone to be put on medication such as Ritalin and Adderall, is among the first efforts to gauge the diagnosis of A.D.H.D. in children below age 4. Doctors at the Georgia Mental Health Forum at the Carter Center in Atlanta, where the data was presented, as well as several outside experts strongly criticized the use of medication in so many children that young.
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Motherlode Blog: The New Inequality for Toddlers: Less Income; More RitalinMAY 16, 2014
The American Academy of Pediatrics standard practice guidelines for A.D.H.D. do not even address the diagnosis in children 3 and younger — let alone the use of such stimulant medications, because their safety and effectiveness have barely been explored in that age group. “It’s absolutely shocking, and it shouldn’t be happening,” said Anita Zervigon-Hakes, a children’s mental health consultant to the Carter Center. “People are just feeling around in the dark. We obviously don’t have our act together for little children.”
Dr. Lawrence H. Diller, a behavioral pediatrician in Walnut Creek, Calif., said in a telephone interview: “People prescribing to 2-year-olds are just winging it. It is outside the standard of care, and they should be subject to malpractice if something goes wrong with a kid.”
Friday’s report was the latest to raise concerns about A.D.H.D. diagnoses and medications for American children beyond what many experts consider medically justified. Last year, a nationwide C.D.C. survey found that 11 percent of children ages 4 to 17 have received a diagnosis of the disorder, and that about one in five boys will get one during childhood.
A vast majority are put on medications such as methylphenidate (commonly known as Ritalin) or amphetamines like Adderall, which often calm a child’s hyperactivity and impulsivity but also carry risks for growth suppression, insomnia and hallucinations.
Only Adderall is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for children below age 6. However, because off-label use of methylphenidate in preschool children had produced some encouraging results, the most recent American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines authorized it in 4- and 5-year-olds — but only after formal training for parents and teachers to improve the child’s environment were unsuccessful.
Children below age 4 are not covered in those guidelines because hyperactivity and impulsivity are developmentally appropriate for toddlers, several experts said, and more time is needed to see if a disorder is truly present.
Susanna N. Visser, who oversees the C.D.C.’s research on the disorder, compiled Friday’s report through two sources: Medicaid claims in Georgia and claims by privately insured families nationwide kept by MarketScan, a research firm. Her report did not directly present a total number of toddlers 2 and 3 years old nationwide being medicated for the disorder, however her data suggested a number of at least 10,000 and perhaps many more.
Dr. Visser’s analysis of Georgia Medicaid claims found about one in 225 toddlers being medicated for A.D.H.D., or 760 cases in that state alone. Dr. Visser said that nationwide Medicaid data were not yet available, but Georgia’s rates of the disorder are very typical of the United States as a whole.
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“If we applied Georgia’s rate to the number of toddlers on Medicaid nationwide, we would expect at least 10,000 of those to be on A.D.H.D. medication,” Dr. Visser said in an interview. She added that MarketScan data suggested that an additional 4,000 toddlers covered by private insurance were being medicated for the disorder.
Dr. Visser said that effective nonpharmacological treatments, such as teaching parents and day care workers to provide more structured environments for such children, were often ignored. “Families of toddlers with behavioral problems are coming to the doctor’s office for help, and the help they’re getting too often is a prescription for a Class II controlled substance, which has not been established as safe for that young of a child,” Dr. Visser said. “It puts these children and their developing minds at risk, and their health is at risk.”
Very few scientific studies have examined the use of stimulant medications in young children. A prominent 2006 study found that methylphenidate could mollify A.D.H.D.-like symptoms in preschoolers, but only about a dozen 3-year-olds were included in the study, and no 2-year-olds. Most researchers on that study, sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, had significant financial ties to pharmaceutical companies that made A.D.H.D. medications.
Some doctors said in interviews on Friday that they understood the use of stimulant medication in 2- and 3-year-olds under rare circumstances.
Keith Conners, a psychologist and professor emeritus at Duke University who since the 1960s has been one of A.D.H.D.’s most prominent figures, said that he had occasionally recommended it when nothing else would calm a toddler who was a harm to himself or others.
Dr. Doris Greenberg, a behavioral pediatrician in Savannah, Ga., who attended Dr. Visser’s presentation, said that methylphenidate can be a last resort for situations that have become so stressful that the family could be destroyed. She cautioned, however, that there should not be 10,000 such cases in the United States a year.
“Some of these kids are having really legitimate problems,” Dr. Greenberg said. “But you also have overwhelmed parents who can’t cope and the doctor prescribes as a knee-jerk reaction. You have children with depression or anxiety who can present the same way, and these medications can just make those problems worse.”
Dr. Visser said she could offer no firm explanation for why she found toddlers covered by Medicaid to be medicated for the disorder far more often than those covered by private insurance.
Dr. Nancy Rappaport, a child psychiatrist and director of school-based programs at Cambridge Health Alliance outside Boston who specializes in underprivileged youth, said that some home environments can lead to behavior often mistaken for A.D.H.D., particularly in the youngest children.
“In acting out and being hard to control, they’re signaling the chaos in their environment,” Dr. Rappaport said. “Of course only some homes are like this — but if you have a family with domestic violence, drug or alcohol abuse, or a parent neglecting a 2-year-old, the kid might look impulsive or aggressive. And the parent might just want a quick fix, and the easiest thing to do is medicate. It’s a travesty.”
This photo goes with the drugging our children post below ATLANTA you really need to read this. I mentioned in earlier writings how they are drugging our kids in school, one in five boys is treated for ADHD, now they are treating toddlers as young as 2 you have got to be kidding. Our government is up to something folks, don’t ignore all of the warning signs, they want the kids docile for a reason, they are quiet, still, asleep, easier to control and tolerate, they won’t disturb others in confined areas and group homes, please pay attention.