lroche: I didn’t read every single word of this long thread but I think I did see you mention that your son I’d medicated.. Could the solution lie in changing to a different medication and/or dosage? My son was diagnosed at 5 with ADHD and has been medicated since..is now 14. His medication was and is our near perfect solution. I know every child is different but for our son that is the key. He’s far from perfect of course but motivation and drive are not a problem as long as he’s medicated. Also rarely struggles with being tardy anywhere. The only thing we have added to his life (forced) besides the meds is a diet free of artificial ingredients and daily exercise. He takes Concerta btw, 54mg plus a booster of 10mg Methylin in am and after school.