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The case against labeling and medicating children, and effective alternatives for treating them
Marilyn Wedge Ph.D.
if parents push a teenager too far into conforming to their views, their teen may face identity confusion.
Too often, meltdowns result in screaming matches between parent and child. With younger children, these sometimes lead to violence.
Children who are impulsive may struggle in today’s educational environment which labels impulsivity as a “disorder.” But it might have had advantages in a previous environment.
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There are two opposing schools of thought regarding ADHD.
Because children’s brains are plastic or malleable, even 10 minutes a day of mindfulness can calm their Monkey Minds by activating higher brain functions.
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Mindfulness is especially useful for children because it promotes skills controlled in the prefrontal cortex, such as the ability to focus and concentrate.
Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D., is a family therapist and the author of A Disease Called Childhood: Why ADHD became an American Epidemic.
Children need to be understood, not diagnosed or medicated.