Reply To: Frustrating Mornings

Allison Russo

This reply was originally posted by user Stacy6 in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

Our 10 year old daughter with ADHD does not respond well to any of the meds we have tried, so our keys have been organization and cohesiveness with school, for instance we have a filing system with color-coded folders that match what she has at school. In her accommodations we also asked for nothing to come home in her folder except pertinent things for her, that way she won’t misplace her homework, etc, and be scrambling around in the morning trying to find it. Before she walks away from wherever she is, we have her look around for things she has forgotten to put away, etc, so that, again, there’s no morning madness. She also has taken it upon herself to lay out her clothes the night before, solving yet another time suck. Her morning’s not perfect, but much better!