Por qué los niños no son diagnósticos ...

Why children are not diagnostic …

Why children are not diagnostic ...

People need drawers. Probably for guidance and because they make your life easier. It can be more structured. Red = stand. Green = forward. That also makes sense and provides support.


These rules to make everyday life easier are a bit more difficult when it comes to categorizing people. While income, jobs, or cars seem to say a lot about the person in question in adults, in children it is character or development.

Today, children can be labeled as “crib babies”, “very needy” children or as “very sensitive”. That is very practical and explains a lot right away. You don’t have to explain much anymore. Other mothers agree with complicity. The child is not obedient = great need. Baby cries a lot = screaming child. Oh yes, of course there is also the other end of the scale. The other children are “gifted.” Practical, right?

In fact, I feel sorry for the children of today. They are seen more than ever: at home, in kindergarten or at the doctor’s appointment: they are closely watched and classified. Recorded and traced. No matter where, if you don’t like rocking, holding the pen incorrectly, or don’t have a lovingly designed snack box with heart-shaped cut-out loaves, they’re considered extremely good.

Woe to anyone who deviates even a little from the statistics! Too skinny? Curse! That won’t do. Very thick? Uh! Really difficult. Individuality is an absolute forbidden. by Non-slip or even ugly cartoonist There will probably be a new label soon. Preferably in English, ideally in Latin, that sounds much more exotic and makes it scientific and therefore official.

In the past, children were simply “clumsy dreamers”

While my husband was still referred to by his teacher as a “clumsy little dreamer,” there is a special term for this in the Latin child assessment that he sends parents through an express transfer to occupational therapy, speech therapy, and speech therapy. physiotherapy. I propose the term “Dormiturius gravidum”. That sounds very serious and important.

DO NOT MISUNDERSTAND! Of course, all of these therapies are justified in an emergency. We are lucky they exist! Ideally, they do a great job and help with development. But, as experience shows, unfortunately never… You often have to think a little more outside the box.

Sound exaggerated? Maybe a little. But I’ve collected a few stories from my circle of friends that really bring out the almost unbelievable:

  • Speech therapy was recommended to little Maximilian’s parents (4) because he cannot pronounce the word (please wait now!) “Fire Salamander” correctly.
  • The kindergarten teachers encouraged Mother Clara S. to make the snack more loving. Presumably should do it in the future Carve small rosebuds from the fruit.
  • And his friend K.’s twins had to write their names on the school entrance test. Hey? Maybe I’m wrong now, but isn’t school really there to teach children that? Call me old-fashioned for a moment …

Unfortunately, there is only one thing that is overlooked in all the tests, evaluation, and beautiful labels: fun, ease, and individuality are somehow lost. Forgive me: But children are not a science. And neither does any diagnosis, for which we must urgently search for a technical term …

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