"How can we help our ADHD daughter accomplish time-related tasks without keeping her from growing up and taking some responsibility for her own actions?"
by Sandy Maynard
Typically ADDers lag behind in maturity, so patience and understanding is needed both at home and in school. Also many AD/HD individuals are very poor at estimating time. To increase her awareness of time and improve her skill at it, encourage her to wear a watch and check it often.
If the bathroom is a place she tends to lose track of time, a clock may be needed there to help her out. Ask her frequently what time it is. If you are traveling, ask her how long she thinks it will take and have her time the trip, so she can see how close she comes to estimating it.
The more she is encouraged to estimate how long things take, the better awareness she will have of time passing.
Last but not least, be sure to plan enough time for getting ready for school. If she is just plain slower than others in the household when it comes to getting dressed or eating breakfast, then that has to be taken into account when determining what time she needs to get up by.