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The ADHD Child in Sunday School

Tue, 13 Feb 2007 - 2:36 PM CST

Why is it that some children in Sunday School are delightful to have in class and others make you think twice about ever volunteering again? It takes just one child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to squelch your joy for teaching. An ADHD child can be noncompliant, moody, demanding, and noisy. The ADHD preschooler can try your patience and disrupt the best-laid plans. Yet the Lord instructs us to “consider it pure joy... whenever [we] face trials” (James 1:2). When your classroom is turned upside down by one small child, it is hard to respond joyfully. Successful ministry with a child who is inattentive, hyperactive, aggressive, and impulsive requires a supernatural response. [MORE]

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