Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: More Ritalin NonsenseI
Re: More Ritalin NonsenseI
Thu, 5 Nov 1998 00:46:47 -0800
I just wanted to share this post below with you. I have received
permission from the author to share it. Sometimes we forget that
others are out there facing the very problems that we are discussing,
and listening to us discuss them. I just wanted to remind all of us
that sometimes what we say is hurtful even when we don't mean it to
be. This post was sent to me earlier this week by a Scouter from this
list. Obviously the person was hurt by comments made by some of us.
Please, please remember to check your responses to see if they are
loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, cheerful, and reverent. I
have been remiss also in the past, I will strive to be better in the
future. I have removed the identifying features to save privacy.
Thanks for caring,
Chief Seattle Council
Another Scouter wrote:
> Dear Pam,
> Thank you so much for your comments about ADD/ADHD and the use of
> son is currently on Ritalin for the above and I am on Wellbutrin for
> ADHD. I read a few of the threads at the beginning of this
> and then just began deleting them. Those who -- know don't
> who don't -- will never understand.
> It's difficult enough to have the problem without the population
> tell you that you're nuts and looking for excuses for your behavior.
I used to be
> a fan of John Rosemond until he announced that there was no such
thing as ADD
> only kids who weren't dealt with properly at home (too permissive).
> enough to make my blood boil.
> Was it you that recently attended a conference on ADHD? I have so
> to sift thru that I get the posts confused. If you were would love
> about it.
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