Discipline Adhd Handcuffed
Absolutely NOT! This is about as far from proper handling of a situation as you can get! The teachers knew of his condition and issues, and were obviously ill equipped to find ways to handle his outburst, but calling in an officer who knew even less than the teachers was utterly irresponsible. We are not talking about a teen-aged child who is coming into his grown and strength - we are talking about dealing with a young child who has serious issues. I have a child with comparably mild ADHD, and there are plenty of frustrations and incidents I can mention that required my wife and I as parents to get creative. Medicine was a poor solution and had it's own issues, including suicidal depression and self-harm, but we came up with ways and means he could control his emotional storms that helped him handle it. If the teachers could not contact the parents, then there should have been a teacher trained in handling such behaviour and properly secluded or isolated the child in safety. The way the officer dealt with him is almost as bad as if he had struck him. Unbelievable.