Monthly Archives: October 2010

Tales From the Research Front

Churches that choose to serve “at-risk” populations of kids and families are going to require a great deal of training and support to prepare their people for the challenges they’re likely to face.
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ADHD and Spiritual Development: Tying it All Together

What if God allows some kids and adults to have ADHD so that He might use their condition to connect them to their larger family in Christ? What if he created them with a unique set of traits and abilities to carry out a special role on His team?
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A Remarkable Story

Annie’s story represents a classic example of God using for good a situation that in the moment doesn’t appear to make sense. I’d encourage any of you who follow my blog who know families who are trying to find hope in their circumstances raising kids with disabilities, either visible or hidden, to forward them the link to Katie’s blog. Continue reading

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Harmony Hensley: Welcoming Ministry Environments for Kids With ADHD (Part Two)

Harmony discusses use of wall color, wall decor and signage in environments for kids with ADHD, along with thoughts for churches contemplating a new construction project or renovation. Continue reading

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Harmony Hensley: Welcoming Ministry Environments for Kids With ADHD (Part One)

There are a lot of low to no budget things that you can do to foster an inclusive environment that sets everyone up for success. Continue reading

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Barb Dittrich: My ADHD Sundays

Do we sit down front where she is more engaged or sit in the back where fewer people see and judge our parenting skills? Wherever we are seated, she must be sandwiched between her father and I so that no physical tussles with siblings recur. Continue reading

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Could ADHD be a Blessing to Christ Followers?

Let’s look at how having ADHD might be of benefit to a Christian.
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What Can Parents Do to Help Kids With ADHD Grow in Faith?

Families who pray together regularly, engage in regular Bible study or devotions, serve together on a regular basis and regularly attend church are more likely to have kids with positive spiritual outcomes. Let’s talk about how parents can positively influence each of these practices in their kids with ADHD: Continue reading

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Karen Sunderhaft: Expert Tips on Teaching Kids With ADHD (Part Three)

There may be some of you out there who believe that your child should sit still and listen attentively to the homily or sermon, but I would set the goal of asking your child to try to find one thing that they either heard or saw at church that they really liked. Set this expectation up ahead of time, so the child knows what will be happening. Continue reading

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Karen Sunderhaft: Expert Tips on Teaching Kids With ADHD (Part Two)

Nationally recognized educator, author and ADHD expert Karen Sunderhaft is sharing teaching tips this week for ministry leaders and volunteers serving kids with ADHD. Today, we’ll focus on tips for pastors and ministry leaders. C4EC: What are some helpful hints you’d … Continue reading

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