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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Adventures of ODD Sawyer and ADHD Finn

It's nothing new to turn to a favorite book for comfort. (We've reread Eloise by Kay Thompson about a billion times since we were a kid!) But this mom has an interesting take on reading Mark Twain with two children:

"But try, if you can, to strip away the haze of nostalgia and sentiment through which we generally regard Mark Twain's world, and imagine how a boy like Tom Sawyer would be regarded today. As far as I can tell, that fight is not just "inappropriate behavior," to use current playground terminology, it is also one of many symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder--ODD--a condition that Tom manifests throughout the book."

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