Thinking Out Loud

June 7, 2014

To All The Parents of Problem Kids

Filed under: family, parenting — Tags: , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 8:36 am

To the parent of a child in

  • Junior Kindergarten
  • Senior Kindergarten
  • Grade One
  • Grade Two
  • Grade Three

who is hearing school staff talk about

  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Hyperactivity
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder

we know what you’re going through. The frustration. The calls from the school. The appointments with specialists. The inappropriate comments from other parents.

We’ve been there. Keep praying. Keep talking to other parents. Keep open to nutritional, non-pharmaceutical alternatives.

Thursday, he graduated with an honors degree in Engineering.

~Paul & Ruth




  1. Congratulations.
    I hope you will use this as a platform for a discussion on the school system failing our boys, the silent epidemic that has led to the headlines filling our news lately.

    Comment by MJ — June 7, 2014 @ 1:29 pm

  2. Congratulations. There’s a wonderful story tucked away in your short post. I would love to hear it some time.

    Comment by dianelindstrom — June 7, 2014 @ 8:36 pm

    • While I’m obviously pleased with all he overcame and all he accomplished, in many respects my wife is the one deserving of an honors degree!

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — June 7, 2014 @ 8:51 pm

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