Labeling: Easier for the Parents, or the Children???

Here’s one for all of ya, on labeling, and yes, I had already established that labeling CAN be beneficial, as in the case of that little boy I worked with, the one who showed signs of dyslexia, and no, I still don’t know what happened to him after I quitted the job1

Labeling, is it easier, for the parents, or the children???  Because now there’s that label on your kids, their awkward behaviors from before now makes more sense, and, you NO longer blamed them for NOT calming down, for NOT acting according to the circumstances, because you now have a better understanding, of what your kid has?  Or is it, easier on the kid, because from before, nobody knows what was wrong with her/him, the public just misinterpreted the kid’s behaviors as bad, but now, people come to understand, that it’s a medical condition that’s caused the kids to behave a certain way.

But I believe, labeling is still, for the adults’ sake, because as adults, we have this necessity, to put everything inside “boxes” (categories), so we can better classify them, as that, is the world we adults are living in, where everything MUST be in perfect order!

So, for argument’s sake, let’s not focus on the fact, that labeling children can get them the help they needed (like in those specific conditions such as autism, dyslexia, etc., etc., etc.), but the purpose of labeling these days, I believe, is so that parents can have it easier, in dealing with their children, after all, now that we are assured, that something’s wrong with Johnny (don’t ask who that is, ‘cuz, how the HELL should I know???), we can get him the right kind of diagnosis, and put him on the correct kinds of meds.

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