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michaelemason So I am a bit behind on the @wiren_challenges 30 Days of November challenge. Being behind though allows me to post this as something very near to me. ••••Growing up I was one of the millions of children who suffered from ADHD. This diagnosis was spot I but the cure was not. My Mother gave me Ritalin for one day. She said she would rather have me zipping aroun than be a zombie. To this day I am grateful for that decision. As I am older I realize what it really is that I struggled from. Focus. Plain an simple. I didn't know where to put the energy I had. I do now and I love my life because of it. So today as you think about your kids and how hyper they might be or "out of control" try to look for what they are interested in. Start in encouraging their creativity. Stimulate their mind, but always remember, they are just children.•••• Day 11: Childhood Memories #wirennov2011 #wirennov2011_cupcakesonstage #wirennov2011_11 3y
  •   wbfnotbys Thx! For sharing 3y
  •   jasor Yeah!!! 3y
  •   jcjesse Yeah!!!! 3y
  •   jungerphoto Thanks for sharing this it's good for people to realize the medication while it does work well for some is not always the answer for everyone. 3y
  •   michaelemason Thnx @partially_sane I have strong feelings regarding the over medication of children. I recognize the need for medication and I support responsible diagnosis of children and medicating them if necessary. Because of what I went through I feel that many parents tend to rely on this as a fall back to working with their child and finding the cause for the behavior. Hyperactivity is not a disease, it is a child's response to the lack of mental stimulation. We as a society tend to regard children as lesser. Anyone who has been around a lot of kids or raised their own, know how smart they really are. Anyways in ranting now. I'm glad I got involved with this discussion and repost. It reminded me that I always have something to fight for, children are always worth the effort. Thnx @jcjesse @jasor 3y
  •   80s_girl Wow - good on your mom for making that decision. 3y
  •   jungerphoto Totally not a rant I hear that and I agree it may be needed in some cases but it's not the answer for all. 3y
  •   jazzereppert Please check out my story! I reposted this picture 3y

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krembdelakremb Some things are #destined--like becoming a #librarian! This is a pic of me from 6th grade. My #mother could dress me In absolutely anything! #librariansfashion 3y

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elebuns Day 11: Childhood Memory #WirenNov2011 #WirenNov2011_elesaurus #WirenNov2011_11 // As a kid I used to get #HelloKitty stuff for Christmas and my birthday. I still buy Hello Kitty stuff for myself, but I also give my niece Hello Kitty stuff for her birthday and Christmas. I think all little girls should experience the joy of Hello Kitty /// I've been busy this weekend and I have some catching up to do. #hipstamatic #hipstamaticaddicts #hipstamaticonly #BettieXL #KodotXGrizzled 3y

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  •   intheclouds_ @philshousehold6 yes! I will never forget that! 3y
  •   pcskier Ya me to!! It was so much fun! We will have to do that more often! 3y
  •   aprildawnrefior I love swings!! Growing up, I lived right across the steer from the tiny school in my tiny town. I'd spend hours swinging and listening to my CDs on my Walkman. Haha. Way before I had an iPod. It was the best. But, when they closed the school, they sold all the playground equipment :(. It's so sad seeing it bare today. 3y
  •   intheclouds_ @aprildawnrefior oh no. That's terrible it makes me so sad to see things like that happen! My older brother and I made a "fort" in an empty lot when I was younger and I went back and someone had built a house there! I knew it was going to happen, but it's still sad! 3y
  •   aprildawnrefior Definitely sad. :( Especially when they were there my whole life. Sometimes change sucks. Hahs 3y
  •   aprildawnrefior *haha 3y
  •   intheclouds_ @aprildawnrefior I completely agree! 3y
  •   mpcrutcher Love this one! 3y

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philshousehold6 Childhood only passes quickly when you look back on it... This is my mother, me at the age of 3 -- almost 4, and my younger sister who was a few months shy of her first birthday. We are at a friends birthday party enjoying a show being put on by a clown. I still cannot understand why people are afraid of and/or hate clowns. I love them! I think they are hilarious! Anyway, this is my childhood memory, growing up with my parents, my sister, all in the height of 80s fashion. I have a baby sister too, but she didn't come along until I was 8, so my young childhood is filled with these types of memories And I know I know, I am a day late; but I live over 1,000 miles from my parents now and they have all of my childhood photos. I had to wait for my mama to scan and e-mail me some. This is for Day 11 "Childhood Memory" for the 30/30 challenge by @wiren_challenges #wirennov2011 #wirennov2011_11 #wirennov2011_philshousehold6 3y

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asrosentreter Day 11, childhood memory. My dad owned a sand & gravel company, and every car ride included a stop at a job site ("Baustelle") along the way. Too bad I can't photograph the smell of diesel fuel! #wirennov2011 #wirennov2011_asrosentreter #wirennov2011_11 3y

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golly #WirenNov2011 #WirenNov2011_golly #WirenNov2011_11 running a little late on my #nostalgia shot... this is my Bunny, who I still sleep with on a nightly basis (which is why she's so dirty!), I've had her since my first Easter. she's sitting on my childhood suitcase, which is amazing and I now use it as storage for my winter socks and slippers #suitcase #rabbit #bunny #stuffedanimal #childhood 3y

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z0m3e I didn't take this. But it is of me. And it brings me Bak so I thought it was appropriate. 3y

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aubree42 5 things about me.....here goes!

My feed already says Christian, wife and mother do I'll do things that are not easily put in a short bio.

1. This picture is for @wiren_challenges for #wirennov2011_11 a childhood memory. This horse was given to me by my father. He died when I was only 6 years old. I have very few memories of him and even less things that remind me of him. This horse is one of the things I know he picked out just for me. I hope it's never lost or destroyed. #wirennov2011 #wirennov2011_aubree42

2. I received my bachelors and masters degrees from OU. OU was actually my absolute last choice for college. I didn't want to be in huge classes with a zillion people and just be a number among many. After going to my first choice college that I dreamed of attending, that will remain anonymous, I absolutely hated it. So, I transferred and completely LOVED OU. Point being....do not count something out just because you think it will suck!

3. My mom remarried when I was in 8th grade. She had worked in the elem. school cafeteria while I was in elementary. Then when I got to go across town to middle school she got the middle school secretary job. Then in 8th grade when I'm about to go back across town to high school she marries the high school principal. So I never attended school without a parent working in my school....and watching my every move....and not being able to do or get away with anything.....

4. I work as a high school counselor. I love my job. I hate how much crap school counselors have to do. In short, 5% is counseling and 95% is paperwork and testing. Literally. But I love how the students keep me young at heart.
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