Monthly Archives: September 2010

A Unique Perspective on the “Orange” Movement

We know that there are lots of things that parents can do to significantly enhance the likelihood that their kids will grow up to be passionate followers of Christ who are actively engaged in a faith community with fellow Christians and intentional in using their gifts and talents to serve others. Most parents would want that for their kids. They just need someone to show them what to do. Continue reading

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The Taboo Topic: Medication at Church for Kids With ADHD (Part Two)

The child’s experience in church on a day to day or week to week basis may be highly contingent upon their medication status. Continue reading

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The Taboo Topic: Medication at Church for Kids With ADHD (Part One)

If your child’s experience at church is as important as their experience at school, the need for effective treatment at church is as great as their need for treatment at school. Continue reading

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ADHD and Spiritual Disciplines

Persons with ADHD will have more difficulty maintaining a spiritually disciplined life, even when they desire to do so to honor God. Continue reading

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What Keeps Kids With ADHD Out of Church? Part Two

Kids with ADHD don’t do well in situations when they perceive the activity or the topic as boring or irrelevant, and unfortunately that’s the case in too many churches Continue reading

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What Keeps Kids With ADHD Out of Church? Part One

In all probability, the kids aren’t coming to church if the parent doesn’t bring them to church. Continue reading

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The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree…ADHD in Families

We can talk about ministry environments and curriculum all we want, but we’re not going to be able to help kids with ADHD to grow spiritually unless we can connect with and build influence with their parents.
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Spiritual Challenges for Kids With ADHD

Today, we’ll take a look at how delays in development of specific executive functions contribute to challenges for kids with ADHD in growing spiritually. Continue reading

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Can we use your story to help churches?

We’re looking for some families willing to share their stories to help Key Ministry help churches.
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How are Kids and Teens with ADHD Different?

Dr. Barkley’s theories suggest that ADHD is a disorder not only of attention, but of executive functioning as well. Executive functioning describes a set of cognitive abilities involved in controlling and regulating other abilities and behaviors. Such functions are necessary in initiating goal-directed behavior, suppressing impulses arising from lower brain centers, and planning future behavior. Continue reading

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