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03/11/2018, 13:43:56

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The crime of being a boy and the ADHD hoax

Patrice Lewis

our daughters were growing up, they were good friends with two boys of
about the same age who went to our church. The children often visited
each other’s homes for play dates and we got to know them very well.
Their parents are solid, respectable, well-liked members of the
community. The mother teaches math at the local high school and is one
of those rare breed of teachers I wish could be cloned in every public

Their younger son (I’ll call him John) was a wild child.
He was antsy, restless, full of energy, and had a hard time paying
attention in class because he couldn’t sit still. He was impulsive and
lacked judgment. He was below grade-level in reading because he
preferred to be outside playing. In short, he fit the bill perfectly
for the dreaded condition of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity

Even I had my doubts about John. He was just so –
active. Whenever we had John and his brother over to play with our
girls, he was always the one impulsively jumping in puddles or swinging
from tree branches. My daughters tell a story about visiting John when
he was about 8. Sitting on the couch watching a movie with the other
children, John had a juice box. Suddenly without any warning, he
shouted “Three – two – one – blastoff!” and forcefully flattened his
juice box between his hands. The juice spurted through the straw so
fast it slammed up to the ceiling and then rained down on the four
children sitting on the couch, staining clothes and upholstery.

still laugh over that incident, but it typified the impulsive nature of
John’s personality. He seemed incapable of focusing, of sitting still
(even while eating), of using age-appropriate judgment about a
situation. I’d never seen anything like it, and I grew up with three

Over and over again, people urged his parents to give
the boy Ritalin to calm him down and help him focus in school. And over
and over again his parents refused, absolutely refused. “He’s just a
boy,” his mother confidently said. Having spent 20 years teaching high
school boys (and girls) in a classroom setting, this woman knew kids.
In fact, I think one of the primary reasons John didn’t end up on
Ritalin – despite getting into trouble in elementary school – was
because his mother was a teacher, and the school system couldn’t bully
her into drugging her own son.

So are hyperactive boys like John truly afflicted with ADHD? The answer seems to be “no.”

are some boys – or girls, for that matter – with decided neurological
disorders that result in inappropriate behaviors, but an inability to
focus in school is not necessarily an indicator. Frankly, it’s just
easier to drug kids, especially boys. The Daily Bell
notes, “Some schools end up harassing parents who do not comply with
their recommendations to drug their kids. Some parents are not
well-informed and take schools’ advice, wrongly assuming it is

This same Daily Bell article states the obvious:
“Some children are better at paying attention than others. Some can cope
with, or even enjoy, a school classroom setting. Some kids have more
energy than others. Some are good at following directions, and some are
easily distracted. But just because a classroom is not a good
environment for many children does not mean they have a disorder. They
may have an Attention Deficit because they are bored. They may he
Hyperactive because they are cooped up and forced to sit still at a
desk. But this does not constitute a Disorder. What happened to the
belief in the uniqueness of a child? Aren’t they told they don’t have to
fit in? And then if the factory school system doesn’t work for them,
they have a disorder. Instead of treating children like individuals,
schools and parents act like they have no other choice but to let drugs
make the behavioral adjustments. How sad that there is more willingness
to drug kids to make them fit in, instead of changing the system, or
being attentive to individual needs.”

So why now, in modern times,
are boys suddenly afflicted with this newfangled disorder? Frankly,
they’re not. It’s just that boys have less opportunity to vent their
excessive energy in societally approved ways. In generations past, boys
would be working active jobs or engaging in active games. Now kids are
pacified by electronics and it’s “too dangerous” to let them play
outside (besides, they might get their clothes dirty). For hyperactive
kids like John, the eternal requirement to “sit still and behave” is
simply impossible.

Because active little boys have a hard time
going against their own nature, they’re told they’re bad. Personally, I
think ADHD is just a backlash against boys.

The very existence of
ADHD “as a legitimate illness is questionable, given the fact that
diagnosing a person with ADHD does not involve any sort of scientific
testing,” notes a Psychiatry News
article. “Even those in the medical community who claim it involves
abnormal brain activity must admit that brain scans are not used to
diagnose a person with ADHD, and this is a very big problem. Nowhere is
this issue more pressing than in the public school system, where
experts have voiced concerns that students are being diagnosed with ADHD
simply as a matter of convenience.”

Correct. Being a boy has
become a problem. Public education is now firmly in the hands of
feminists, who have decided boys should be like girls. They’ll forcibly
make them like girls by drugging them into submission, if they
have to. They view the instinctive rough-and-tumble, smash-and-bang
physical nature of boys as the ultimate evil.

But boys shouldn’t have to apologize for being boys.

been noted again and again how the one-size-fits-all nature of school
classrooms serve girls far better than boys, where of necessity children
are processed (taught) in the most efficient manner possible –
efficient for the school, that is. But kids learn in different ways.
Some learn visually; some learn hands-on; and some learn
kinesthetically. John was clearly a kinesthetic learner.

to the influence of his parents, this boy was never drugged for the
crime of being a boy. Today he’s in college studying civil engineering
and is a talented trombone player. He has a wide circle of friends and
is well-liked.

Parents, please be like John’s mother and father.
Sometimes it’s easier to go with the words of modern “experts” rather
than the tools of common sense that are based on thousands of years of
family experience. Let your boys be boys, and “bring them up in the way
they should go.” That’s the best way to turn a boy into a man.


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