Structure starts in the home first and foremost, if a child is never taught to sit still they have a hard time having to do it in school. This goes for girls as well as boys.
Like every one else only case of a lingering illness was a Polio case in HS.
Did not start seeing any ADD and such until my own kids hit school age. getting a label on a kid gets the school more money.
I had forgotten all about polio. Remember when I was small my mom took me to the hospital to see someone who was in an iron lung. Long time ago and it was a scary illness.
Kids today get so many more vaccinations beginning when they are quite young than my kiddos had. Have often wondered how much the introduction of who knows what into their bodies contributes to these issues.
I agree structure has to start in the home. I would suspect that most families no longer all even sit down together for breakfast and dinner. This is a great forum to talk about manners and behaving, particularly if it starts off with a prayer of thanks.