In response to the claims in favor of and in denial of fidget spinners helping kids with ADHD.
I find that any product with that goal strongly depends on the exact specifics of a person's case as well as their mindset with the use.
ADHD is anything but a cut and paste disorder and it has different effects on different people to the point where there is debate in some circles of whether it is one single mental condition.
To clarify I have ADHD in the form where I literally can't think clearly at all without focusing on several things at once. I do not use Fidget Spinners because I have mastered my compulsive multitasking by choosing distractions and manipulating my life so they hinder nothing.
With this perspective I see that If I didn't have most of my distractions chosen I might honestly use one of these.
I can think of a few other ways that with slight tweaking of expected usage these pieces of junk can become useful.
I feel like many folk spun them a bit expecting it to be a magic wand to remove problems but the reality is in the name itself. You "fidget" with them. It is supposed to be mindless and only for finger occupation but many people put all of their probably tiny brains into it thereby subverting the intention.
I'm not gonna deny much of the current societal impact has nothing to do with that purpose and I certainly won't deny most users hardly qualify as having the need.
On that note I feel that it's a legitimate hobby but if you don't need it constantly than time should be made for things that matter.
If I took the fidget spinner shenanigans and replaced fidget spinners with phones not a huge difference would be made in fact that battle came and went. Personal phones became a big problem for schools but as time went on most schools came to the realization that phones have a time and place. Schools realized that with a bit of control phones don't need to be disruptive.
Back to fidget spinners, the fact they take over the attentions of students is the fault of no one but the schools. Allowing them is fine so long as the school draws the line on where that allowance ends.
That was my stupidly long winded attempt at saying fidget spinners are neither good nor bad but simply a means to an end.
I do sincerely hope you enjoyed it.