Friday, October 29, 2010
The other article that I read stated that often the issues associated with ADHD can be resolved with play, "green" time, and excercise. The studies cited in this article mentioned that children were tested with no play time - with play time indoors - and with playtime outside. Which do you think responded better? I can only imagine that you would answer - play out of doors. It is so true - children are created to discover, to learn through play, if we take that from them - WE are the ones causing these issues. Here's the kicker - guess what teachers in schools do to children who are misbehaving? They take away their playtime - the time they need outside to release their energy - to discover - and to play. You see, a vicious circle ensues. Misbehavior, no play time, more misbehavior, teacher diagnoses child as ADHD, child put on medication, misbehavior... What did we do 100 years ago when there wasn't ADHD?
Just go play outside...