What if you chose to believe you child’s “disorder” was a gift?
Charles Darwin – Agoraphobia
Your greatest weakness can become your greatest strength – when channeled properly.
In my years of experience working with “behaviorally challenged” children I believe medicines have been overused and over prescribed.
Medications have their place in the toolbox, but America’s consumption of pharmaceuticals is out of control by any standard.
Of course there are always exceptions and special cases; and every child is different…
The danger hidden within this thinking is how easily we are duped into thinking we are always the exception.
We often use that as an excuse as to why the BASICS won’t work for us.
I sure have…
Do you know someone struggling with their weight that claims “hormones and genetics” are the issue- but it’s obvious their diet and lifestyle choices are the cause?
It’s so much easier to blame the situation on something out of our control rather than take responsibility for things we can control first.
It’s no substitute for practicing mindfulness, breathing, and self regulation techniques.
Short term solutions involve a “quick fix” pill that can help temporarily but often has many harmful side effects.
32 years ago I was diagnosed with severe ADHD, so I’m speaking from life experience:
The spiritual effects- “I don’t feel like myself own this medication. This isn’t me..” Existential crisis.
To be fair, I have seen miracles happen with children on medication – but I have also witnessed miracles happen in our programs without medication.
My personal and profession experiences caution all parents to thoroughly explore and exhaust every other option first before you jump to giving your child a prescription drug.-Jeremy Molley