I work in behavioral health and have for 10 years. I work with kids who have diagnosis such as Oppositional Defiance Disorders, Intermittent Explosive Disorders, ADHD, etc. I feel frustrated by my job. The reason? Most of these diagnosis are typically bull. What the diagnosis should be in most of these cases is Bad Parenting. Most of these parents say "my kid won't listen to me" when reality is "My kids know I won't follow through on punishing them, so they don't listen when I make empty threats"
These parent buy their kids anything they want, they do not follow through on any punishments, then they are surprised that their kid acts like an a$$. They will then say "well my kid has ODD, it's not my fault".
What really frustrates me is that more than half of these parents are collecting SSI for their child's 'disability'. I work anywhere from 1 to 4 hours a day in their homes, 5 days a week. It's the parenting.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:31 AM on Aug. 6, 2010 in General Parenting
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