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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 01:39 PM

14. Kick. If we let kids play and move when they are 4,5,6 and 7 in school, the "surge" of ADHD would

disappear.

In kindergarten, kids used to play games that taught them HOW to sit still. Games like Duck Duck Goose, where you sit still without having to concentrate on anything else but sitting still, and then after a few minutes, you get a reward of being able to chase someone in a circle.

Today, kindergarteners have to sit still for a 45 minute math or reading lesson in which they are being taught things that their brains are not developmentally ready for, and there is no "jump up and run around" reward - ever!

Kids have specific developmental abilities at different ages. We have created a curriculum in our schools that completely ignores that fact, and works AGAINST kids developmental levels.

And then we wonder about all the ADHD...
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