So my friend Melanie (who has like a million degrees and certificates in Dealing With Kids Who Have Trouble Behaving) read that post about Ignatz suddenly recovering from an eleven-year ADD jag, and emailed me this:
So, I have a theory. He’s 12? 11? Fascinating brain stuff usually happens at that age, including an increased ability to process info (more info at once and faster) AND an increased ability to screen out extraneous crap and focus on what you need to think about. Perhaps the balance just tipped, ie. his brain development caught up with his attention problems. You know all this already, but it was on my mind. Wondering also if he ever came up with an explanation for the change, if so what? I will be really surprised if he could explain it, but if he could – how fascinating!
No, he couldn’t explain it, but even so, how totally does that theory WOCK? So that’s the one I’ve decided to go with, because that would mean it’s a permanent change, which woot!
Also, I’m teaching again tonight. Someday that thought won’t make me panic, right? Please?
Oh, song (virus) du jour of the day: Stay, by Lisa Loeb.