Read the Label

Great points about labeling are made in this blog and in the comments section. I can’t agree with A Homeschool Mom more!

A Homeschool Mom

Disclaimer: This post is intended to be thought-provoking, not judgemental. Please be polite and courteous in sharing your thoughts. 

labels-vI recently read a report which claimed a new disorder (DMDD) had been discovered in children. This disorder causes kids to throw tantrums and experience dramatic changes in their mood.

It seems, more and more, doctors and psychologists are seeking to put a label on everyone. If you are extremely organized, you are OCD. If you are have too much energy, you have ADHD. If you can’t focus, you are ADD. Why is it we feel the need to label every characteristic deemed “out of the ordinary”?

Now, am I saying no disorders exist? Absolutely not! I am not a certified doctor and, honestly, couldn’t diagnose anyone and wouldn’t try. What I am saying, is that we need to be very careful about labeling our children.

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