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Why so many kids can’t sit
still in school today

Washington Post, by Valerie Strauss

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/11/2014 3:21:37 PM

The Centers for Disease Control tells us that in recent years there has been a jump in the percentage of young people diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD: 7.8 percent in 2003 to 9.5 percent in 2007 and to 11 percent in 2011. The reasons for the rise are multiple, and include changes in diagnostic criteria, medication treatment and more awareness of the condition. In the following post, Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and the founder of TimberNook, a nature-based development program designed to foster creativity and independent play outdoors in New England, suggests


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Reply 1 - Posted by: smcchk, 7/11/2014 3:29:51 PM     (No. 9920141)

Common sense alert!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: beancounter, 7/11/2014 3:31:01 PM     (No. 9920144)

If kids really couldn´t sit still they wouldn´t make a Transformers movie that´s 2 hours and 45 minutes long.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 7/11/2014 3:50:33 PM     (No. 9920186)

I don´t want to click on any WaPo or NYT articles, these are not valid news sources, certainly not for anything that might involve complex facts or arguments.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mamafrog, 7/11/2014 3:52:16 PM     (No. 9920188)

This makes quite a bit of sense, we have so concentrated on testable outcomes that we have dropped everything from the curriculum that cannot be tested. Children need to move, they need to play, they need to run, they need to use scissors, they need to use pencils and crayons, none of these things can be tested so they are gradually disappearing from the school day. When I was a kid I WALKED to school. There was morning and afternoon RECESS. Lunch included a time to go outside and play. Then I WALKED home. Now children are delivered to school, usually in a car driven from home. There is no recess. Lunch is short and at some schools students are forbidden to talk with each other. Then they are picked up and driven home where they begin an afternoon of play on video devices. Is it really surprising that we have a generation of overweight children who cannot sit still? The current answer of drugging them into obedience reminds me of Brave New World.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/11/2014 3:52:23 PM     (No. 9920190)

My sister said her youngest (he´s now early 40s) had an "ants in his pants" problem in school.

She enrolled him in every sports activity she could find ... solved the problem.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 7/11/2014 4:02:00 PM     (No. 9920202)

Sung to the tune of "Popeye the Sailor Man"

When I can´t stop my fiddlin´
I just takes me Ritalin
I´m poppin´ and sailin´, man!
-Bart Simpson

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Reply 7 - Posted by: kahlerbob, 7/11/2014 4:21:08 PM     (No. 9920221)

ADHD may result in a nice check for baby momma.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: M2, 7/11/2014 4:21:28 PM     (No. 9920222)

The conclusion of this article is something I agree with; kids are not active enough and they need to burn off some of that excess energy.

But nowhere does the article hint at the cause of the inactivity, which is that kids spend most of every day sitting in front of a computer or an iPad or playing with their iPhones or computer games on their 60 inch TV screens.

This is also the same cause of childhood obesity. But you cannot force children to eat healthy foods like Michelle Obama wants to do, nor can you force them into at least one hour of physical activity every day. What is the answer? What is the solution?

I have no idea what the answer is but I can guess what the result will be: obese children with shorter lifespans and more psychological problems than previous generations.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: NotReally, 7/11/2014 4:22:21 PM     (No. 9920223)

"The risks associated with ingestion of (or even contact with) monosodium glutamate and other ingredients that contain MSG are simple and straightforward:

Brain damage, Endocrine disorders (obesity and reproductive disorders),Behavior disorders, Adverse reactions, Neurodegenerative disease.

Obesity.....Retinal egeneration.....Migraine…Seizures headache.....Cancer.....Heart irregularities.....Asthma.....Chewing gum.....Aspartame" http://www.truthinlabeling.org/

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Reply 10 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/11/2014 4:33:17 PM     (No. 9920236)

In many schools they have taken the school playgrounds and turned them into parking lots for staff and/or put portable classrooms on them. And recesses were cut. The kids are expected to sit without exercising for longer periods of time.

We played very active games on the elementary school playground during several recesses a day and during the lunch hour. Very little of this any more. And many things that were the most active were banned - dodge ball, etc.

And they bemoan the fat kids and those who get restless. Most kids are restless by nature. The schools now exacerbate that.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: killerbee, 7/11/2014 4:46:06 PM     (No. 9920254)

Kids are not allowed to run on the playground blacktop in most schools. If they have a grass field they can run in, they must be closely monitored. They´re also very careful of play structures and slides.

We can blame stupid bureaucracy, but much of the blame must go to idiot parents who sue when Billy gets a scraped knee. Or when Heidi plays on the monkey bars in a way they´re not supposed to be used and ends up with a broken arm. They sue and they win. Schools are protecting themselves.

Also, school is boring. Kids don´t like it so they have a hard time sitting still for it. I do too.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: columba, 7/11/2014 5:31:23 PM     (No. 9920289)

Is this a liberal way of saying "Go outside and play!"?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Scribelus, 7/11/2014 6:13:13 PM     (No. 9920339)

Sit down, kid. Shut up! Listen to me or I´ll whup your butt!
Ah, the good old days.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/11/2014 6:27:37 PM     (No. 9920355)

Why? Try this - Sesame Street.

Think about it. For decades little kids have sat in front of the TV watching Sesame Street and learning things in 30 second entertaining skits with cuddly cute puppets. Then they go to school where class last 45 minutes or more and the learning is no longer entertaining. They´ve been programmed for learning to be fast and fun and it no longer is. Of course they´re not going to be able to sit still!

When I was growing up there was no such thing as ADHD and I never saw that kind of behavior. There was also no Sesame Street. Coincidence?

Or another leftist failure.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: provide, 7/11/2014 6:59:11 PM     (No. 9920373)

Monster drinks, Red Bull, double espresso lattes.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: GrandmaP, 7/11/2014 10:15:25 PM     (No. 9920575)

Because their parents don´t teach them self control from an early age? Just a wild guess.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/11/2014 10:28:49 PM     (No. 9920578)

Most kids today wake up in a circus. They have access to so much ´stuff´ they don´t know which to do first. Those that are impoverished aren´t much different because people keep throwing free stuff at them. Between TV, video games, movies, cell phones, enough toys for ten kids, books, plus day care, then on to pre K, when do these kids get a moment of peace ? They expect to be entertained for the rest of their lives.

A sweet looking little holy terror lives nearby and the parents are so anxious to get a ´label´ and pills, it´s really sad.

These kids never know the fun of entertaining themselves or completer quiet.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: cheeflo, 7/12/2014 12:41:57 PM     (No. 9921373)

Not buying it, # 9.

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