Cancel early childhood education.
The value of pushing children into education too quickly has been brought into doubt by a new study at Harvard Medical School.
The Harvard Gazette reports: “When starting school, younger children are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD.”
“The findings, published Nov. 28 in The New England Journal of Medicine, show that children born in August are 30% more likely to receive an ADHD diagnosis, compared with their slightly older peers enrolled in the same grade.
The August kids are the youngest in their class.
How can ADHD be related to our birthday? Is astrology correct? Is it in the stars?
Or are we creating problems by pushing children too early from home to classroom?
Kerry McDonald wrote for the Foundation for Economic Education, “Harvard Medical School researchers confirm that it’s not the children who are failing, it’s the schools we place them in too early. These researchers discovered that children who start school as among the youngest in their grade have a much greater likelihood of getting an ADHD diagnosis than older children in their grade.