ADHD and the forced fitting movement myth

ADHD has often been viewed as some kind of deficiency in the person showing the symptoms. They just wouldn’t sit still. But now there is preliminary research showing that the movement might actually be beneficial to helping the ADHD diagnosed person learn.

Physical activity, like bouncing on a ball chair or even chewing gum, seems to allow these children to focus on difficult tasks, according to research from the University of California Davis MIND Institute, published Thursday in the online journal Child Neuropsychology.

The pressure to fit into a predefined mold is incredible. It seems like most people don’t want their children to prosper or be themselves as much as they want their children to be like everyone else. Perhaps research showing that differences aren’t necessarily bad will help the future generations.


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