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Wake Up and Smell the Calmness

I created a game with rewards for my son with attention deficit, and guess what? We no longer go crazy in the morning.

3 Comments: Wake Up and Smell the Calmness

  1. We tried this this morning and it was like magic. Seriously, from screaming/rudeness/lateness/awfulness to happy happy school on time. In our family the incentive was time to play outside with Daddy, but whatever works. Thank you!

    1. Yay! Worked like that for us too. I was shocked. Then I waited for interest to wane. But, it actually worked for months, until he didn’t need the checklist/ game card any longer. 🙂

      ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

  2. My fixing to be 16 year old grandson, he is late to school every morning. I have tried it all, being calm and understanding, tell him he can’t keep doing this, yelling, he just tells me oh well, I really not care if I get there on time. He had been so rude, disrespectful, says the meanest things to me. Will not do one thing I ask or help us in any way. It’s painful and hurtful. I don’t want to lose this battle on helping him find his way through this. I’m adhd and I understand what he is going through or doing, cause I have those same issues so how do I get on to him for things I have issues with myself like sleeping, always late. I tell him I am old and is hard to change but I’m trying, but your young and can get control of all this, cause I don’t want to see you like I am it’s exhausting and makes life miserable at my age. His grandad keeps saying shut off phone, if I do that he will flip out of control, it will cause much more bad issues. Should I anyway? Help me

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