Why So Many Kids Can’t Sit Still Today

Why So Many Kids Can't Sit Still Today

 

A very noticeable detail is surfacing on why so many kids can't sit still today.

If you check the center for disease control and compare what is happening to our kids in recent years it is scary to say the least.

Firstly there has been a jump in the percentage of young people diagnosed with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, which is more commonly known as ADHD

From 7.8 per cent in 2003 to 9.5 per cent in 2007, and then up to 11 per cent in 2011.

The rise of this could be attributed to a few things such as better diagnosis and more awareness of the condition.

In the following article on the next page Angela Hanscom who is a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of timberNook, a nature based development program set up to foster creativity and independent play in New England, talks about another reason more children are being diagnosed with ADHD.

 

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Why So Many Kids Can't Sit Still Today

 


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