[LMB] Fwd: Re: We've been discussing gene engineering on people...

Baur baur at chello.at
Fri Oct 11 17:46:28 BST 2019

Am 11.10.2019 um 18:31 schrieb Sylvia McIvers:
>> Gwynne: A friend had a son diagnosed with ADHD at around age 9.
> My kid, 3rd grade: Mom, where did all the other kids learn how to sit still?
> My dad, when I was around age 6-7:  I'll give you a candy bar if you can
> sit still for 30 seconds.
> *no candy bar for me. But I was so motivated!*
> who was diagnosed as a child as having "no zitz-fleish", AKA "no ability to
> sit".  Also known as "the kid is not behaving."

that is actually a german word - Sitzfleisch ..




> ADHD sounds _so much better_, it means the kid is not deliberately being a
> bad kid.
> Medication is wonderful. I was afraid Kid would "flatten out" his
> personality but he still made all the puns.
>   A few months later I asked him what he
>> thought about all that. He said he'd never been happier: for the first
>> time he had friends at school. He'd learned to read and not only caught
>> up with the class; he was in one of the top groups. He enjoyed school.
>> .... It'd make you cry to see how much he enjoyed the
>> simplest activities, the things most people take for granted. He wasn't
>> in trouble all the time any more.
> Yes to all this.   My kid: Hey, people aren't mad at me for "acting out"
> around them all the time, because - hey, I'm not doing it anymore!  So
> weird. People like me.
> Also yes to ADHD kids being all kinds of smart, if only they could stop
> flailing.
> Sylvia
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