The Distraction of Now

It’s like opening 100 tabs in your browser at once and trying to do something different in each one at the same time. Then someone walks up and wants to have a conversation.

Jennifer Arnott

Not now
Okay,      nnnnnnnnnnnow
Quickly NOW
Now, now, now
Why is it always now?

My mind  is   an      e   x   p   a   n   s   e
Littered  with  upright  needle  points
With   no   clear   path      I   c o l l e c t
C o a t i n g   m y   j u t t i n g   j o i n t s

I sparkle in the desert
A beacon of distraction

What came first
Or forcing youth to school
Too early

Starting School Early MAY Be Tied To ADHD Symptoms In Children

What time is now
But an instant
Without measure
A handful of tornado
In the open air

My mood depends on my image
My image depends on my mood
My behaviour depends on you

ADHD MAY Also Raise The Risk Of Borderline Personality Disorder.

The shittiest package deal imaginable
And that’s saying something for people with heightened levels of imagination and creativity

ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD MAY have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (MAY act without thinking about what the result will be), or be overly active.

Weekly Theme:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month

40 thoughts on “The Distraction of Now

  1. An excellent awareness raising post, although I do feel the need to be controversial and add a word of caution, some kids are just naughty. πŸ˜’

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  2. yes. sadly, yes. My sons were both diagnosed but we decided to forgo the medication route and went with structure and self discipline. They are both successful and fledged just fine…
    I especially liked the one on the mind “Littered with upright needle points”. We lived with that for years until we decided that they weren’t needle points but exclamation points.

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    1. Yeah I really dislike the idea of medicating kids. If you’re medicated from so early on you’ll never know what ‘normal’ is for your brain to start with. It can’t be an educated decision until you know how your own brain works and are able to judge the effects of medication for yourself, because only the person receiving it can possibly know what those effects are. Summarising it all as ‘their behaviour has improved’ is so absolute and dumb.

      And then, of course, so many kids have ‘bad behaviour’ because their parents are dicks or their environment is stressful. πŸ˜‘

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      1. Just to expand. I have a friend with a diagnosis of BPD, who was put on various medications as a teenager to help with her ‘behaviour’, none of which helped her. Now she’s in her twenties (and even with degrees in psychology) she’s able to articulate that her father whom she still lives with is an abusive narcissist. And he’s extreme at that. It’s such an injustice.

        This is an extreme case but it just shows that in the general situation all of these factors should be looked at because they obviously impact a child (or anyone) massively, and neglectful or abusive parents are all too common.

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    1. I view ADHD the same as autism or dyslexia in that it’s a whole different brain wiring, from birth. ADHD and autism are almost indistinguishable, anyways.

      For some of the symptoms there are various ways to cause those or exacerbate those, but ADHD really encompasses a whole different way of being, since all of executive function is affected. Certainly some of the symptoms could be brought on by environmental factors!

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