Friday, 30 September 2011

To The Horrible Kids

I have a feeling that this post might turn some people against me but I'm going to post it anyway. I have come to the conclusion that kids are horrible.

Tonight my wife was pulling the car off the drive with one of my son`s in the car with her when she saw and heard one of the local kids shout to a bunch of kids on the other side of the road "I know where that puff kid lives, you want to know where (insert my son`s name here) lives. Luckily our son didn't hear him.

Needless to say my wife called me to warn me that there might be trouble while she was out, which so far there hasn't been which is just as well because with three other children in the house I wouldn't know what to do.

I have no idea at all why other peoples "children" in the area have it in for my son, he doesn't play out in the street (maybe that's why), I cant say he mouths off when he is playing in the garden because he doesn't. I am clueless. Yes my son might be seen as a "bit eccentric" but no, I can hand on heart say to these little low life's that the "puff" they have it in for actually has ADHD and autistic traits. He has not done anything to harm any of you and if he did then he didnt know it. Trust me on this my wife and I live with our son day in day out. .

Maybe instead of being a bully which is what you are because you are making fun of someone who has a disability you should try getting to know him. Maybe you might just find a kind and loyal friend but no, you lot in your wisdom pack animal state of mind have decided to hunt him down and ridicule him for something he cant help. you forget that just because someone is not in a wheel chair or has limbs missing or a guide dog does not mean they dont have a disability.

So, what is ADHD I hear you think. The best way I can describe it in a way everyone can understand is by telling a kind of story that my son`s doctor told him.

A person with ADHD has problems in today's world with the concept of concentrating on one or two things only. Most of us, even when concentrating on one or two things at school or work will also have another four or five thoughts in the background that keep popping up now and then. Someone with ADHD will have 20 or more of these thoughts popping up more regularly than most. Some of these thoughts will seem at the time to be the best idea in the world and have to be done there and then, regardless of what he/she is doing at that time. So, with that said a person with this disorder does have problems staying with one task at work or at school (though ADHD adults will have developed coping mechanisms to avoid this).

If you were part of a team of people say... In a jungle then someone with ADHD would be in their element so to speak. because they are hyper-aware of what is going on around them they would not only have noticed that tiger over there in the undergrowth but would have all ready came up with a plan to avoid it and be dishing out orders to the rest of the team before they even knew it was there.

Statistically 3-5 children globally have ADHD or at least traits of it. Most of these children will be boys. ADHD is the most commonly studied and diagnosed psychiatric disorder in children, and diagnosed in about 2 to 16 percent of school aged children. It is a chronic disorder with 30 to 50 percent of those individuals diagnosed in childhood continuing to have symptoms into adulthood. Adolescents and adults with ADHD tend to develop coping mechanisms to compensate for some or all of their impairments. Source

Now Im pretty sure that you dead heads who pester my son would not have took the time to read this, too busy on your Xbox or Play station to give a crap and anyway there are too many words and not enough pictures. I am hoping that someone who has kids has read this and can pass the message on that not all disabilities are visible and that sometimes even the disabilities you cant see are just as crippling.

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