New Study Shows There May Be A Better Way To Treat Our Kids.
Modern Medicine is a marvel that has given us a multitude of benefits. There is a pill for almost everything from a common headache to antirejection medicine after organ transplants. In this age where pills have become the go-to and immediate relief is expected, people have become too dependent on pills.
Kids these days are overmedicated, parents are opting for the easy fix as opposed to getting to the root of whatever their problems may be. Examples of the ‘pill culture’ are almost everywhere from media to the Ads we see on TV. When I was growing up there was not a rush to the pharmacy that there is now. There were not as many ‘conditions’ that everyone now seems to have. You could almost speculate that either there is something in the water or Medicine is becoming too much of a crutch.
This crutch has leaked all the way down to kindergarteners who are supposedly not staying focused, too busy daydreaming. I am a firm believer in modern medicine, but in the case of ADHD, there may be another way as opposed to the Pharmaceutical options like Ritalin or Adderall. A way that bypasses all of the negative side effects while saving the parents money.
Watch The Amusing Clip From Uncle Buck Below (Warning some strong language).
Instead of 20 minutes of recess per day, Eagle Mountain Elementary kindergartners and first graders now get an hour, broken up into four 15-minute breaks, in addition to lunchtime.
Their teachers say it’s totally transformed them.
The kids are less fidgety, less distracted, more engaged in learning and make more eye contact.
Eagle Mountain is one of dozens of schools in Texas, Oklahoma and California testing out extra recess time as part of a three-year trial. The pilot program is modeled after the Finnish school system, whose students get some of the best scores in the world in reading, math and science.
“If you want a child to be attentive and stay on task — if you want them to encode the information you’re giving them in their memory — you’ve got to give them regular breaks,” says Ohio State University pediatrician Bob Murray.