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We should be treating the societal, not biological cause of ADHD

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This article looks at the past with rose-tinted glasses and fails to convey the reality of our educational structures. In the past, all children were expected to sit quietly and listen to the teacher. If they didn't, the teacher could physically abuse them or threaten them with violence. Nowadays, teachers aren't allowed to beat up the kids in their charge (which is a good thing). There was never a golden age where boys could fidget and mess around. To sit still, listen to the teacher and be a good pupil isn't some "different expectation" of boys. It was ever thus.

Posted date

15 Jul 2016

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3:48am

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