Wednesday, August 5, 2015

ADHD Kids Cuffed, Mandarin,

This is both disgusting and horrifying. A little kid (8) at school with diagnosed ADHD is handcuffed by a deputy sheriff. The cuffs were too big so the cop attached them to the arms of the child. If you watch the video he looks like he is probably in pain. This is not the first time this kind of thing has happened apparently there was an 9 yr old girl who was similarly restrained. The parents are suing the cop who is also the resource officer for the school. The incidents took place in a Kentucky School. I don't know what is going on in the States these days, but I saw some video taken on a cell phone of a bunch of cops beating up on a guy in the street, bashing him with batons. He also was reported to be mentally ill. As a friend commented, this is getting worse than communist ruled countries.


Meanwhile, we went to our favourite Mandarin restaurant for lunch with a couple of friends. I also realised that we start our winter league bowling on my birthday but the day after we can go to the Mandarin for my free birthday lunch.

I am not sure about this recipe from Mushrooms Canada but I thought it was an interesting way of serving waffles. I know at least one friend who will not like this because of the kale.

Rye Waffles with Mushrooms and Kale 

by The Gouda Life

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients
2 tbsp vegetable/coconut oil
8oz sliced white/cremini mushrooms
sea salt
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup rye flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
2 cups milk (cows/unsweetened dairy-free)
1/4 cup butter or coconut oil, melted
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup chopped up kale 

Method
Melt oil in a large heavy skillet over med-high heat. Once sizzling add the mushrooms and cook, stirring every few minutes, until golden brown. Do not salt before the mushrooms are browned. Add salt to taste and set aside to cool. 
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda + powder, salt and sugar to combine. Make a well in the middle of the dry mixture and add the wet ingredients. Use a fork to slowly pull them all together making sure not to over-mix. A few lumps is perfectly fine. Fold in the mushrooms and kale.

Get your waffle iron ready to go and cook waffles according to your manufacturer's instructions. I typically add about 1/4 - 1/3 cup of batter per waffle. Keep warm on a baking sheet in a 250°C oven until you've cooked up all the batter.

Makes approximately 10 waffles

Have a great day
 

23 comments:

  1. It is really very bad to hear about the handcuff for a kid. It will affect the kids mind. Even my kid is ADHD. We need to treat them very softly and train them to get into the normal mode. If we treat them vigorously it will cause to danger...

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    1. You are so very right. I am sorry your kid has ADHD it's hard to deal with when they are young.

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  2. That is a horrible story - I heard about it the other day - and really have to question the cop's motive... but It's so hard, because I wasn't there and I have the deepest respect for all law enforcement... because sure as poop Ghostbusters ain't gonna come when I need to call someone...

    PS. I'm not eating that recipe. Waffles are for breakfast, kale is for dinner :)

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    1. It is horrible Mark. No you weren't there, but no matter what, putting cuffs on a kid in that manner was is outrageous. You can see the kid is in pain. I am sure the cops are getting a bad rap because people see when they do something wrong and there are thousands who do their job properly.

      Philistine. I eat kale for breakfast all the time, in a smoothie.

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  3. That video is horrible. I tried to put my arms in that position. It's very painful - and this poor child was in the handcuffs for 15 minutes.

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    1. Well your arms would be fatter than the kid's Helen, but it would certainly have been painful for him.

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  4. I'm telling you, our southern states are still decades behind the rest of the country in terms of evolving. I make no apologies for my opinion that I wish they had just seceded in the 1800s instead of fighting the Civil War to keep the country whole. Who needs them.

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    1. Phew, JoJo, you don't mince words. However, having lived in North Carolina for 12 years, I loved the people there as a whole.

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  5. That is sad. There are better ways of handling it.

    I also wondered whether the parents bothered to medicate the child. If he truly has ADHD so severely that he can't function in school, he needs it. It made a world of difference for my (then) little guy who was in constant motion. And as for 'stunting his growth,' he's nearly 6-feet tall at 14. No growth stunting here.

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    1. I would think so Melissa. As for the parents, maybe they can't afford doctors and Ritalin or whatever drug the doc would prescribe.

      6 ft. tall at 14, phew.

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    2. It occurs to me, friend in the States had a child with ADHD and the school had a supply of his medication - but there again, if the parents can't afford it......

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  6. I worked with delinquent youth for years. Not one time did I ever have to restrain a child- and trust me- I worked with some bad ones. But not everyone is trained in how to deal with out of control kids. These sort of situations are always tough to judge. You never know if the school is at their wit's end and the parents are neglecting a child who needs help, or if these are dimwitted professionals that need a kick in the pants.

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    1. Training is a necessity I think. At their wits end or not, handcuffs is, in my book, a no no. That is unnecessary force and the kid was hurting.

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  7. It seems like the cop in question made a bad decision. There is special training on how to restrain students should they have to be. There are times when restraint is needed when a child endangers others or themselves. I don't think there is anymore violence from policeman than there ever was, there's just more cameras to catch it.
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    1. Well, from what Liz says above, there should have been training.

      You are right about the cameras Susan.

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  8. Why would you have to handcuff a child? That cop didn't have the strength to restrain him by hand?
    I agree with Susan. With cell phones, we see everything now.

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    1. Precisely Alex.

      Very true, we do now.

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  9. Thank goodness this cop has been stopped. He has, hasn't he? Gosh that's awful! Poor kids.
    That recipe has everything in it I don't like! I'll stop there! :)

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    1. Well he's being sued Yolanda.

      Sorry about that.

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  10. THAT is OUTRAGEOUS!!!! No child should be restrained that way,,,, NONE! I hope they fire that jerk! He doesn't belong around children...

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    1. I agree with you Michael. 100%.

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  11. Oh my, that is just sooooo wrong. This bullethead of a cop has no idea what a child with ADHD actually goes through. I think any adult who works in a school or any other place where there are children with learning disabilities or any other such type of disability need to be educated on the type of personality they are dealing with. This idiot will lose his job, I hope (I think I heard that already). My hubby has classic severe ADHD and back in his day, no one talk about this. He was labelled stupid and bratty. Education is the key for all people who must be near children

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    1. He is certainly being sued, not sure what else Birgit

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