Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Let Me Be Critical For a Moment
Let me be critical for a moment of School Psychology, the Mental Health Profession, and yes even society at large. Perhaps we spend too much time focusing on what is "wrong" with children and trying to "fix" them instead of appreciating all of their wonderful gifts. I really think it would be better if we just recognized that all people are different and tried to be sensitive to those differences. There are so many wonderful, precious children out there with extraordinary qualities who only hear from others about what is "wrong with them." I personally choose to believe that God made all people with certain strengths and weaknesses for a special purpose. Shame on us for expecting children to fit into a box and labeling them as "disordered" when they do not!