Being A Hyper, Inattentive Or Child

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Growing up in the 80’s and early 90’s, being a hyper, inattentive or child wasn’t unusual; it was kind of expected to a certain extent. While at school you were expected to listen attentively and then during the middle of the day you were given time, called recess, to play and talk amongst your friends. If you misbehaved or disrupted the teacher during class time, your recess was taken away; most kids didn’t want that to happen so for the most part we all behaved and participated during class time, looking forward to recess. As well as at home, when you weren’t attentive and obedient you were punished. Kids have been punished for not listening, not paying attention and/or disrupting class, some even put out of school permanently.…show more content…
Her counselor advised me to make an appointment with my daughter’s pediatrician to discuss screening her for A.D.D. (Attention Deficit Disorder), based on the collective information from her teachers and counselor. After meeting with her pediatrician he decided based on her signs and symptoms, that screening her for A.D.D. wasn’t a bad idea, however he wanted me to try a different approach, starting with an at home observation of her concentrating and completing simple tasks. Initially I didn’t think the A.D.D. screening was necessary, but after taking the doctor’s advice, I noticed exactly what her teachers where saying. It was better to be safe and proactive, especially since her father had just recently been diagnosed with a mental disorder and I had recently been informed that A.D.D can be inheritied. I had been working in the healthcare field for over seven years and was unaware of the connection, I was in such disbelief and after asking some of the doctors I work for about A.D.D. and the diagnosing and treatment of it I began to get anxious and upset. No mother can ever prepare for anything to be wrong with their child, especially something out of their control. Extremely upset and confused, I prayed that my child wouldn’t need medication for the rest of her life to obtain a decent education and be able to to function normally in society. After following up with the pediatrician
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