Parents these days seem very gungho on labelling our kids. They oppositional defiant, no they are undisciplined and contrary. They are adhd, no they are hyper and dont pay attention. ect ect.
There are kids that have these issues Im sure! But I see so many times a parent having a behavioural problem reaching out for help on parenting sites and the first thing I see is "has he been assessed for a diagnosis, have you tried meds?"
WTF? WHat happened to disciplining and teaching our kids how to behave? Why are labels the first stop in parenting aresonals these days?
*again, please dont give a hundred replies of "well MY kid has this that and the other so what do you say about that?" I know some kids have issues, my point is, why is assuming the kid has some disorder the first thought these days?