Last night I started working on my masters. Above is a picture of me on my first day of school. In class we read an article where the word "crazy" was often used. I feel this is such an out dated word. What is crazy after all? My children have been given so many labels over the years by so many people. I hate the labels because they bring up the picture in your mind of a "crazed" child. You have preconceived ideas of who this person is. At school I believe they only need the labels that really apply to their education. These labels go on their permanent record and the chances are if you went to a different professional you would get a different label. So how accurate are they anyway? But labels can be useful in treating and medicating our children. The more accurate they are and the more extensive the testing the better the chances are of finding a correct medication. Our older child with RAD has tried a wide range of medication. Most of it did nothing or made him worse. After our neuropsychologist did her testing we had a very well defined diagnosis of his problems. So now we are trying medication again and it seems to be more effective. If you are like me you hate the labels but realize they are sometimes necessary. Have a healing day!