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Our Children Are "The Label Generation"

I'm sitting in a meeting. That's unusual for me now. I only know one person. My mind wanders. ('What should I make for dinner?' 'Oh. Nordstrom is just right there. It would be so nice to go shopping.' 'I could really go for some candy right now.') Thoughts keep going through my head when I realize that I hadn't been focusing 100% of the time on the current speaker. Which led to my next thought, 'I wonder what label they would give me?'

It seems that just about every child in my daughter's classroom has some label. There's the "Hyper Active", the "Sensory Stimulation Disorder", and the good ol' "Attention Deficit". Would I be labeled as slightly Autistic because it was hard for me to meet everyone's eyes when we did the introductions around the table?

Thank goodness I wasn't born in the "Label Generation".

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