Reply To: Frustrating Mornings

Allison Russo

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

Hi, we have a hard time with mornings as well. Sometimes this helps… but not always. I wake my 12 yr old up 15 minutes early, we call it heads up time, I make sure he is listening and then I tell him he’s got 15 minutes. When I go back in 15 min, I tickle him. Usually he breaks a smile and laughs a little, then I tell him to hit the shower. I’ve found that a shower in the morning helps wake him up and face the day. I have ADHD also, I hate waking up, always hit the snooze button a couple of times. A shower in the am helps me too. Good luck, I find praying helps too.