It kills me how he tosses his pacifier down and keeps checking for more pillows.
In the United States, at least 9 percent of school-aged children have been diagnosed with ADHD, and are taking pharmaceutical medications. In France, the percentage of kids diagnosed and medicated for ADHD is less than .5 percent. How has the epidemic of ADHD—firmly established in the U.S.—almost completely passed over children in France?
Apparently the reason has to do with whether or not you consider ADHD a biological-nurological disorder or a medical condition that has psycho-social and situational causes. AKA: The U.S. vs. French view.
Marilyn Wedge Ph.D. explains in Why French Kids Don’t Have ADHD in Psychology Today.
Just when I start to get all lazy about posting here, I find out that local kiddo-music darling, Wee Bop is celebrating its 10-year birthday. Dude, that’s as old as a 5th grader!
Come celebrate Wee Bop’s musical milestone at the 10th Birthday Party Saturday, October 10. Gather up the kiddos (and Wee Bop alums—even if they’re moody teenagers now) for live music, crafts, a cupcake walk, and fun with friends. Get first dibs on the new Wee Bop CD featuring local musicians playing favorite songs from class (or order online here by checking the last box under “classes”). And maybe just give founder Chellie Brown a big ol’ hug or high-five for creating such a sweet and song-filled community for parents and kidlets.
No gifts required. Just a song in your heart.
Wee Bop 10th Birthday Party – FREE!
Saturday, October 10, 10 am-12 pm
Northeast United Methodist Church
2510 Cleveland Street NE, Minneapolis
Check out these crazy-awesome balloon animals.
This. This is what I’m loving today.
I could’ve contributed a few doozies in the toddler years. We still use the phrase “going gum ball” to refer to a meltdown the boy had when we wouldn’t get him a gum ball. Because we didn’t have change. Because we were assholes.
See all the parental assholery in all its glory right here.