A better Analogy?

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Registered: 05-02-2004
A better Analogy?
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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 4:06pm

I have always disliked when people say that not giving medication to ADHD kids is like not giving insulin to a diabetic.

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Wed, 12-01-2010 - 2:41pm

I like the glasses one also, that's a good analogy.

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Registered: 03-25-2008
Sun, 11-28-2010 - 5:10pm

I also use glasses/contact lenses. I am the same person without them, but I can function a whole lot better when I wear them. Telling me to squint harder is on the same level as telling someone with ADHD to just try harder to focus or calm down.

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Registered: 05-02-2004
Wed, 11-24-2010 - 4:20pm

Thanks, I like the glasses.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 11-24-2010 - 2:44pm

I like the glasses analogy.

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Registered: 04-19-2008
Tue, 11-23-2010 - 6:13pm

I use the Glasses analogy. If your child needed glasses to learn, and be producitve would you buy them for them? They aren't gonna die without them, or have medical issues, but they could get progressively worse.