Mudcat Café message #3019315 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #133171   Message #3019315
Posted By: Lizzie Cornish 1
30-Oct-10 - 12:24 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Drugging of our Children
Subject: RE: BS: The Drugging of our Children
From Tam:

"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 Imaginative play has been replaced by television, toys and planned activities...." <<<<<<<

This is such a good video, so much truth in here..

Listen to what he says (16 minutes in) about Gillian Lynne, the dancer and choreographer of 'CATS', about how she was taken to the doctor because she couldn't concentrate, couldn't sit still...and he told his parents that she wasn't 'ill'...she was a DANCER! She'd move her body incessantly to music, to sounds...After that, they stopped trying to get her 'diagnosed' and enrolled her in a good Dance Schoool..and the rest, as they do say, is history.

And Ken says today she'd probably be diagnosed with ADHD....another who'd have had her talent suppressed and submerged...

Gillian, on going to the ballet school for the first time found..."People just like me, people who had to move to think!"

'Do Schools Kill Creativity? - Sir Ken Robinson

We have so much to un-learn..and then re-learn....