Orchids vs. Dandelions

There’s a theory developing among the child-behavior experts called the Orchid vs. Dandelion Theory.  Basically what this theory is suggesting is that most children can grow up in almost any environment without too much effort required to get them to the level of basic functioning individuals in our society. (Dandelions).

The other group of children are emotionally sensitive people, roughly 20% of the population. These kids require a more careful environment in order to flourish. (Orchids).  Many kids with ADHD spectrum of disorders are sensitive kids.  Emotionally they empathize with everyone.  They love spending time with animals over humans. 

There is a genetic link as well.  There is a gene that is responsible for serotonin transporter chains in the brain. There is a short version of this gene and a long version.  If a child has the short version of this gene, they are more predisposed to anxiety, depression, and other disorders. These are the introverted kids that are possible geniuses.

These children need a nurturing environment to thrive and survive. If that environment is provided to these kids, they will bloom.  If not, they tend to become shrinking violets that never reach their true potential. So lets encourage and love all children and appreciate their special talents. Today, children need less presents and more presence from their parents.


About askdrlask

Chiropractic physician who specializes in natural ADHD treatments, natural treatments for neck pain and back pain. Wellness programs and overall health and wellness tips and information. I operate Ask Dr Lask Wellness Center inside of Finney's All N 1 Health Club on Watson Rd. in Crestwood, MO ( St. Louis county). I've taken advanced training from Dr. Yannick Pauli of Switzerland for ADHD Wellness treatment. I specialize in treating sports injuries including strain/sprains, neck injuries, back pain, muscle spasms, headaches, migraines, sciatica, etc. I measure your nerve function using sEMG, thermal scans, and HRV-heart rate variability. Nerve interference leads to decreased function. We remove the interference to the nerve system and restore health. We combine nutrition with chiropractic and regular exercise to promote overall health, vitality, and longevity.
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