Dr. Marilyn Wedge is a family therapist, author, and popular speaker, with more than twenty years of experience helping children, teens, and families. She’s also written for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today.
In this episode, we discuss:
- Children in the US being diagnosed with ADHD is on the rise
- Drugs being used as performance enhancers in high schools and colleges
- Kids in the US are being stripped of their childhood
- How children diagnosed with ADHD can benefit schools
- Artificial food colourings and preservatives have been shown to cause hyperactivity in kids
- Young people in the US spend between 6 and 8 hours a day in front of electronic screens
- Kids mimic the behaviour of their parents
- Fast paced cartoons negatively effect kid’s focus and attention
- Boys have more energy which leads to them getting diagnosed with ADHD more often
- 2 ways medical journals are corrupt
- The negative side effects of ADHD drugs
- There’s no such thing as ADHD
- Trauma sensitive schools
- Schools are slowly coming around, making positive changes
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