Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, better known as ADHD is a developmental disorder. As parents of these kids it is common to lament about the lack of attention, forgetfulness, or the amazing energy that sometimes can not be channeled. While all of these symptoms are challenging it overshadows the real problem of the child/teens lack of impulse control.
Yelling is everywhere these days. We see examples of this at sporting events, in stores, in the parking lot and some while driving their car. Wikipedia lists several reasons for yelling/screaming: 1 “Fear and Surprise” the result is to call attention to yourself. 2 “Happiness” which conveys a positive emotion to others. 3 “Danger and Pain” which informs others of danger. Reading on it cites the battle cry, death growl and rebel yell as more options to consider. Interestingly that this falls under oral communication to prepare for a battle. read more
In California we are faced with fires that rip through the mountains and neighborhoods devouring anything in its path. We have grown accustomed to watching the helicopter scoop/suck up water from nearby parks and lakes as they rush to drop it on the thirsty fires. All this drama unfolds before us on TV or as an eyewitness. read more
I sat with a group of middle school kids and pondered the questions, “What does least mean? Who are the least in society? and Who are the least in school?” read more
Thought I would share with you a video about play. I was interviewed on the importance of play in life and how it relates to our spirituality. This was produced by the youth pastor, Dustin Comm, from one of the local churches in Calimesa. read more