Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Comments by Offervann

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  • For active children, medication would be no different from paralyzing their brains. I’m in the lucky situation that i know quite a lot about as many as 230 children between 6 – 16 years of age. I also know that as many as 2-3 of those children have gotten ADHD medication that helped them concentrate rather than paralyze their brains. Which means I’m certain of two, but the last one is a half guess.

    One of those sadly got on medication way too late, and spent years unable to concentrate on anything. That one wasn’t more active than others, there were boys in their class who had much more problematic behavior, but this individual really only had problems with acquiring knowledge from either reading or listening. But after they finally got medication, they were suddenly reading books and enjoying it.

    But that’s the tiny percentage which may not even be as much as 2%. Unless medication helps a child concentrate and learn, it should be discontinued since the effects of the medicines haven’t been studied enough or in the right way yet, and thus really only should be used if they enhance the user’s quality of life significantly.

  • I just listen to a talk on bilingualism today, by a pedagogue and researcher who is actually rather good at what he does. He also told us this anecdotal story of how English speaking Americans were feeling offended (in modern talk) by all the bilingual schools all over the country, that they paid some folk off to prove once and for all that bilingualism, particularly when introduced at a young age, is damaging to a child’s development. This happened around 150 years ago, and might actually still hold a place above the one presented here on that record list. That guy did a whole lot of digging, and really did find the original documents to prove this is the real reason why most countries in the Western world is still so ridiculously, even unnaturally, monolingual.