Attention deficit disorder
I have a younger relative that was diagnosed with ADHD and whenever he is around on the weekend with my family we don't allow him to take Ritalin and he's fine.
I've heard it said that that if a child is Hyperactive then let them play outside, I remember times when I was told not to come inside for a while. Are parents just to lazy these days?
If kids just do what kids do and use the energy they have to play and run, then they won't be so hyperactive. So my opinion is that its a lack of discipline and care for a child, and that giving them Ritalin is easier than taking care of their child properly. What does anybody think about this?
Is ADHD a real disease and handicap or is it just an excuse for poor parenting skills?