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Just got the message from the teacher (that I knew would come) regarding my son -- "he seems to have trouble keeping attention focused on the task at hand and, even though he's a very bright child, I'd hate for him to suffer in school...at time tends to hyper-focus..."

There's so much information out there, I don't know where to start. I do respect Thom's intellect and his world view, and do agree with him that his listeners tend to be exceptional people. So, I thought I'd post this hear, hoping that you all may have a suggestion of where I can start, so that I can help my son.

Your input is appreciated.

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May. 6, 2010 12:12 pm


Dr. Gabor Mate has had several documentaries and books on kids and ADD. A lot about how it is treated with stimulants. Speed type drugs with short and longer term possible effects. Personally it seems half the country has ADD, especially politicians. If its a substance use problem then I'd say deal with it straight forward as if it was a neighbor or co worker or friend. The truth is the priority over judgments. Don't freak out. I basically told my kids that after they get the degrees and buy their houses they can smoke as much as they want without much argument from anyone. Its those on the streets having the hassles. Getting busted is not good for a resume. Getting stoned and questioning if Columbus really discovered America or just the Indians probably won't be on the SAT's. If he is diagnosed, then cannabis is being used for more extreme cases even though it is nothing as harsh to the body and mind as stimulants. Just politically, especially concerning kids. But if it is beyond conventional means then some parents have found success in spite of social stigmas.

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Mar. 22, 2012 1:39 am

Thank your for your thoughts

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May. 6, 2010 12:12 pm

No More Presidential Immunity!

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When Ronald Reagan committed treason in 1980 to get elected, Attorney General Bill Barr shut down the investigation in 1992 with five pardons.
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