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When did having a kid with nothing wrong with them become uncool?

Posted by on May. 20, 2014 at 2:48 PM
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A kid (or an adult for that matter) can have a texture or two that they prefer to avoid with out having a sensory processing disorder. 


Being scared of loud noises or stressed out by sudden changes in the plan are not enough to diagnose autism. 


A kid being really picky about one or two things is not OCD.


A child being an ass hole because they are having a bad day, or because no one has ever disciplined them is nod ODD. 


A child who gets a minor rash or a belly ache when they eat a particular food has a food sensitivity, not a serious food allergy. 


Being loud and active is not ADHD. 


A child who refuses to hug your 3rd cousin shes never met does not have RAD.


Your 18 month old not speaking in full sentences is not a speech delay. 


All of these diagnoses exist and there are plenty of people who actually have the disorder, but seriously folks, there is no such thing as "A touch of ODD" or "a super mild case of SPD". Its okay for kids to have quirks and behaviors that don't have a diagnosis attached.

Vent over.



This has gotten tons of responses!  Thanks for all your thoughts.  I just want to clerify that I am:

1) Not calling ANYONE a bad parent. 

2)Not advocating that the solution is to beat your children more and pay attention to their needs less. 

3)NOT flaming parents of special needs kids.  All these conditions, disorders and diagnoses exist and are real, but there are alot more kids being labeled with conditions they don't have, and that makes it harder for the kids who DO have special needs to get services and treatment. 

by on May. 20, 2014 at 2:48 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on May. 20, 2014 at 2:50 PM
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Agreed.
phoenix7
by Bronze Member on May. 20, 2014 at 2:51 PM
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i agree...lets misdiagnose and over medicate our kids cuz we have nothing better to do (sarcasm implied)...we are all odd and quirky...thats what makes us human

hippy mamma to lots of lovies

.Ruadh.
by on May. 20, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Agreed

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 20, 2014 at 2:53 PM
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I think when a parent gets to the point that they are seeking out answers, it has usually gone beyond a quirk.

LukeWarmwater
by Gold Member on May. 20, 2014 at 2:53 PM
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I almost fell into this trap. Thinking there was something "wrong" with my daughter. No, she's just a bit neurotic.
auntietotty
by Ruby Member on May. 20, 2014 at 2:54 PM
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I agree!

shadowcat76
by Platinum Member on May. 20, 2014 at 2:55 PM
I couldn't agree more!
SommelierMom
by Emerald Member on May. 20, 2014 at 2:55 PM
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I'm quite happy to be uncool.
CGM2012
by Gold Member on May. 20, 2014 at 2:56 PM
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Adulthood is not the cure.

rockgal81
by Steph on May. 20, 2014 at 2:56 PM
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I completely agree...it's getting ridiculous!
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