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Gabor Mate – ADHD, Bullying, and the Destruction of American Childhood

Part 1


A spike in diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other mental disorders has fueled an unprecedented reliance on pharmaceutical medications to treat children, with long-term effects that remain unknown.

Canadian physician and best-selling author, Dr. Gabor Maté argues that these responses are treating surface symptoms as causes while ignoring deeper roots.

He says children are in fact reacting to the broader collapse of the nurturing conditions needed for their healthy development.

Part 2   

Part 3





Lies he told his four year old

Is it OK to lie to your child?

Read this list of lies before you answer that question.

I wish my parents told me these lies.

I wish I told my son more of these lies when he was young.

NOTE: If you don’t want to call them lies, call them one-sentence stories.

I recently read Joseph Campbell’s book “Pathways to Bliss.” The quality of these lies reminds me of his description of the many roles mythology plays in our life.

Lies he told his three year old.
Lies he told his four year old.
Lively thread on metafilter about the lies parents tell.