Sunday, November 20, 2005

ADHD and Fatherlessness

Rudy's post should be generating more discussion than its getting, perhaps its getting a lot of links like this one. From my teaching days, I would be very interested in seeing this research played out a little more.

"The authors of this study suggested that social forces may be major contributors to ADHD. Among these social forces are: “the absence of positive father role models; the presence of a revolving door for negative male role models brought into the home; poor parenting; the need for order in the classroom when teachers are severely curtailed in meting out discipline; and a declining appreciation in our culture of what constitutes normal boy behavior.” This study was never given much attention by the mental health community as the “solutions” were not politically correct at they emphasized the deficit of a male role model."