Mudcat Café message #3019252 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #133171   Message #3019252
Posted By: VirginiaTam
30-Oct-10 - 10:14 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Drugging of our Children
Subject: RE: BS: The Drugging of our Children
I believe as do some experts that there is a link between ADHD and creativity.   

I also believe that children now, have little opportunity to develop creativity. Imaginative play has been replaced by television, toys and planned activities.

In my childhood, we were booted out the door if there was no work for us in the house. Outside, there were other children, woods, streams, fields, ditches full of leaves, picnic tables, mud, sheds, streets with little to no traffic to play in/on/around.

We played tag, army, cowboys and indians, cop and robbers. We built forts on the ground and put rope swings in trees. Pick up frisbee, dodge ball, football and baseball. We skated, rode bikes, skipped rope and did hand jive rhymes. We even built a spaceship and played Martians. We went sledding and built snow fort and snow men and snowball fights. We built damn in rain swollen streams and gutters.

Do any kids do this today?