One in fifty four boys are diagnosed with autism. This is not good! My son, Ryan, probably would have been diagnosed with ADD or autism if he had been tested. In sixth grade, he got a few D's and an F on his report card. The teacher would keep him in for recess because he was staring at the ceiling when he was suppose to be looking at the chalkboard and listening...
Boys weren't made to sit in a classroom for hours a day. When Steven was in ninth grade, I taught his class of boys for a month. One day I was teaching them about exercise and had them run around the school once. They LOVED it! In ninth grade!
I started homeschooling Ryan in seventh grade. I felt like sending him to junior high would be like sending him off a cliff into failure. I had him read a lot and do math. That was it. We sent him to a Christian high school and he did great. He graduated from a Christian college with a degree in Biology. Today, he is a husband, father, and working for Ken. His clients love him.
Ritalin is not the answer. It messes up the brain. Boys need to be given a lot of time playing in the fresh air, getting lots of vitamin D, and exercise. They need to be given a lot of healthy food and no drugs, including all the immunizations and antibiotics that children are being loaded up with today.
Boys are not girls! Don't listen to society. Today's classroom is geared towards girls. Girls can sit for hours studying and listening. Boys can't. Don't buy into the lies of society that your little boys need to be medicated if they can't sit still for hours a day. Don't let them medicate your boys so they will act like girls. Protect your boys. Protect the men of our future. Please!
Let no man despise your youth; but be an example of the believers, in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
I Timothy 4:12