Aspbergers, ADHD, ADD, Tourettes, autism…the list is endless.
We are bombarded with information (but not much help) for boys (and girls) who suffer from these sociological, psychological, mental, “conditions.”
They confound parents, experts, teachers and the children themselves.
But children grow up to bcome adults and if these conditons are not even recognized, never mind treated, these people live harrowing lives full of missteps and potential social and personal disater.
Their jobs (if they can get them), relationships and personal sense of worth are always at risk.
Both boys and girls have problems. This article, by David Leonardt in the New York Times, reports on how fidgety boys are at risk.
He begins with the obvious fact that social status, money, parents and environment influence academic and life outcomes, then he moves on to boys’ behavior. He focuses on “
Here’s the full article. He focuses on “fidgety” boys.
“The behavior gap between rich and poor children, starting at very early ages, is now a well-known piece of social science. Entering kindergarten, high-income children not only know more words and can read better than poorer children but they also have longer attention spans, better-controlled tempers and more sensitivity to other children.
“All of which makes the comparisons between boys and girls in the same categories fairly striking: The gap in behavioral skills between young girls and boys is even bigger than the gap between rich and poor.
“By kindergarten, girls are substantially more attentive, better behaved, more sensitive, more persistent, more flexible and more independent than boys, according to a new paper from Third Way, a Washington research group. The gap grows over the course of elementary school and feeds into academic gaps between the sexes. By eighth grade, 48 percent of girls receive a mix of A’s and B’s or better. Only 31 percent of boys do….”
If you have a child like the boys described here, a fidgety boy or worse, get help.
I can’t provided it for this age but if your child is older, in high school or college or has failed at these, has dropped out, is thinking about it or you see that s/he is in danger of it, please advise them that I may be able to help.
Send them to Dropout to Dean’s List. Have them look around.
Ask them to read the testimonials on the site and then call me at 905-584-0617 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
No obligation. We’ll just talk.