In a Finish population-level study, the youngest classmates in early elementary school were more likely to receive a diagnosis of ADHD until 10 years of age. Confounders such as learning disorders did not affect the finding. Ellen G. White, an early health reformer wrote, “It is customary to send very young children to school…. This course is not wise. A nervous child should not be overtaxed in any direction.” (Child Guidance, page 302)
LifeTip: It is healthier for a child to start school a little older rather than “outgrow” an ADHD diagnoses.
Adapted from PositiveChoices.com