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What is Attention Deficit Disorder?
We read about Attention Deficit Disorder on the internet, in the newspapers and on Television and yet, it doesn’t seem that “they” are really any closer to answers than they ever were.
Physicians use a wide variety of drugs to try to “treat” children who are “suffering” from this “disorder”, but reports show that drugs are not as effective as they had hoped.
Although we hear about ADD/ADHD in adults, the condition does not seem (in some cases) to be as debilitating as it is in children, but why?
We must have a basic understanding of temperament and how it affects us.
The definition of temperament is learning just how God “wired” us to be.
We were created by God with a temperament that explains why we react/respond the way we do.
It is vital to understand that within each person there is a temperament and that each part of a persons temperament has TEMPERAMENT NEEDS.
A person’s temperament needs WILL BE MET…either in a Godly way or an ungodly way.
A person will meet their temperament needs…it is much like breathing…it MUST happen!
Educators tell us that a child has a “learning style” and if that style is known, that it makes teaching more effective.
Knowing your child’s temperament is just as vital.
A child who is attempting to meet their temperament needs who is unsuccessful will “act out” in various ways.
Is the difficulty due to the inability to learn? or the overwhelming need to meet their temperament need?
Is a child who “can’t sit still” in need of medication? Or are they in need of something else?
A person who is so overwhelmed trying to meet a temperament need, that they cannot concentrate is in no condition to pay attention to a teacher or employer.
We feel that these children are sometimes labeled with Attention Deficit Disorder but if the temperament is known, they can begin to learn to meet these needs.
Meeting these needs allows a child to emerge who will be able to accomplish more than anyone thought they ever could.
The Penewit Center is now accepting patients for their ADD/ADHD program.
The Penewit Center will work with your child’s physician or teacher as the need arises.
Call the office today for appointment availabilities.
Need help dealing with stress?
Stress is at an all time high…but do you know what stress can do to a person?
Statistics state that over 50% of the adult population of The United States is clinically depressed.
This means that their depression is so intense that clinical intervention is indicated.
Doctors will use medications which in certain circumstances may be indicated.
These cases are extreme where suicidal tendencies are inevitable or the possibility of injury to others.
Stress and depression go hand in hand and can actually strengthen one another.
If you are depressed about your life or job, then stress manifests as well.
A result of stress can be physical illness such as heart attacks, stroke or cancer.
Recently a newspaper article stated that people who experience job strain after a first heart attack double their risk of a second one.
This shows that stress can cause illnesses.
Dealing with stress is paramount in the life of an individual and doesn’t strike only the adult population.
Children deal with stress more than most people realize and, in my opinion is one of the leading causes of childhood obesity.
In dealing with people as I do, I realize that people do not over eat just because they like the food that they eat, they eat as a way to self-medicate.
Self medication is that which an individual will use in an attempt to deal with problems that life brings their way.
Most everyone reading this article self medicates in some way.
For most people it’s a good strong cup of coffee in the morning, and for others it may be a drink after work.
There is only one thing that is effective in dealing with stress and depression and that is Jesus Christ.
Stress doesn’t manifest in your life overnight and may take some time to deal with.
At The Penewit Center we have a plan in dealing with stress.
As we administer The Temperament Analysis Profile, we will reveal step by step, how to deal with stress in you as an individual.
Based on your temperament, a stress reduction strategy will be designed specifically just for you.
This plan will be something that you will be able to carry with you for the rest of your life
It will always reduce and alleviate stress in your life no matter what the situation may be.
The most important point is that this is totally Bible based in nature and drawn from God’s Word and will work with children as young as 6 years old.
Penewit Institute-Fort Worth Christian Counseling LLC
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