The following is an excerpt (translated by me) from the book by Dr. Finky Feinstein (unfortunately I couldn't find anything by him in English, so had to post a link in Hebrew), How to Raise Happier and More Creative Children:
"From my experience, hyperactive children are usually children with great internal activity. Their creative energy pushes them towards self-expression, and they cannot bring this inner flame to a level that would be legitimate in the eyes of those responsible for their education and upbringing. The regular schools, with their numbers and the demands for certain behavior, are places in which these children cannot be, and they have no form of self-expression but in ways that cause mess around them and are perceived as rule-breaking.
The difficulty to sit and study quietly for several hours isn't considered, in my eyes, as something pathological. I know many people, including myself, for whom sitting through several lectures - during which you need to listen quietly - is an impossible mission. I believe it is an exceedingly hard task, one that does not take into consideration the active and creative human nature."
"In my eyes, as a human being and a doctor, it is unlikely that so many of our children are 'damaged' and need medicine. It makes more sense that what is damaged are the systems that we, the adults, have created for them, and it is our job to think differently, rather than try and make the children fit themselves at any cost into what is 'supposed' to be right for them. I believe children need more activity, more creativity, more movement, and a lot more room for personal expression."
I just wish this book is translated into English someday so that more people can be exposed to, and learn from it.