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Preview: Midlife Crisis Begins in Kindergarten with Labels Like ADD/ADHD, Slow, Dyslexic, Average, and Even Gifted by Mariaemma Pellulo-Willis, MS

midlife_crisis_150pxDid you know that midlife crisis begins in kindergarten? Yes, it’s true! It is in kindergarten (and sometimes in preschool!) that our society begins the process of teaching children that they are not smart enough, not quick enough, not working to potential, not high enough on the bell curve, not as good as the next guy…just plain not measuring up!

Did you know that the majority of students get this message?

The first five labels listed in the title above are really saying:

  1. there is something wrong with you…
  2. you’ll never be able to do this or that…
  3. you cannot be successful

Then there is the “just average” label. This one says:

  1. you’re just okay…
  2. you’ll never be able to do this or that…
  3. you cannot be very successful

As for the “gifted” label—the few who acquire this one are just as unfortunate. They learn that they are smarter than everybody else and they’d just better do something with all those gifts they’ve been given or they will be wasting their lives…


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