[Sca-cooks] candy and hostages

Dianne & Greg Stucki goofy1 at suscom.net
Sun Aug 6 10:17:20 PDT 2006

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lisa" <silvina at allegiance.tv>
To: <grizly at mindspring.com>; "Cooks within the SCA" 
<sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 06, 2006 12:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] candy and hostages

> I've been watching this thread but not commenting.  As an individual with 
> a
> mundane master's degree in counseling and having worked with ADHD kids in
> the past, as well as being the mother of a mildly ADHD child, I have to 
> say
> that ADHD is one of the most misdiagnosed problems that I've seen.  Many
> children who are diagnosed with ADHD are just active, energetic "normal"
> children who have been given the diagnosis because a teacher, parent, or
> someone with authority has pushed it.

My sisters and I were not diagnosed until adulthood. When we were little, if 
kids acted up, the mother needed counseling. I actually had, believe it or 
not, a very content childhood, except for being scatter brained and messy. 
My nephew was the first member of the family who received an actual 

It took me fourteen YEARS of telling people my oldest son had problems 
before any did anything other than pat me on the head and tell me I just 
didn't know how to handle a difficult child. My son Steven used to be up 
till midnight, and then up again at three a.m., EVERY day. Yes, it is still 
misdiagnosed to some degree, but maybe, just maybe, we are also learning to 
recognize problems and treat them before they become a problem.
My ADD is so severe that I cannot follow an audio book (though I can read 
anything, and am a natural speed reader) and it actually prevents me from 
driving because I have basically no information filter. Everything gets 
processed at the same priority level, which is a real problem when there's 
trucks on every side of you...


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