Got a boy in school? There’s some disturbing things to consider if you do.
Consider these few facts: (A tip of the hat to Marty Nemko for his brilliant work on education. I found the info cited here.)
The number of boys placed on the Ritalin (and it’s ilk) leash has risen 3000% (!) over the past 20 years.
Boys are 2 1/2 times more likely to drop out of high school. 5 1/2 times more likely to commit suicide and much less likely to earn a college degree than girls.
In elementary schools, 91% of the teaching staff are women. The only male role model to be found in most schools is the janitor.
Throw in an ADD/ADHD diagnosis and things just got worse. Much, much worse.
These are just a few of the things I’m learning. And these are a few of things Deb Ingino and I will be talking about tonight. If you have a boy in school or a boy with ADHD in school, listen in! We’ll be taking questions as well.
Please join us TONIGHT at 9PM CT! Here’s the call details: