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Spring Sweepstakes: Win a Revibe Connect!

Enter to win a Revibe Connect Plus Package — the discrete vibration reminder system that helps children with focus and attention issues to stay on task and boost their confidence naturally. To enter, just answer this question: What do you most hate nagging (or being nagged) about?

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  1. The thing I say over and over and over……”Focus!” With almost every task, but especially homework, my (wonderful, smart, charming) son gets started, and then totally spaces out and doesn’t complete the task without nagging and reminding. I know that he has a lot going on in his head and his creative juices are constantly flowing, so doing something like finishing a worksheet is definitely NOT his priority. A gentle reminder to stay on task and finish the “must do’s” so he can truly enjoy the “fun stuff” would be a blessing. 🙂
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  2. Brush your teeth?? Get dressed?? Tie your shoes?? Go to the bathroom?? Repeated several times a day…..EVERY day!!

  3. One thing at once Katie, (while brushing my teeth, feeding the dog, one sock on) try again Katie, one thing at once.
    im starting to even think , one thing at once is my name and so do my dogs ha ha.

  4. Having to be the one to remember everyone what they need to be doing or if they have done something they needed to get done. For me I nag myself to do the simple house hold stuff. When you have ADHD and have to be your families rock and you are a hot mess, if something goes wrong or someone forgets something, they blame you for not reminding them.

  5. There are plenty of reminders that I want to stop saying such as: brush your teeth, take your shower, get up and get dressed, did you do your homework, did you put it in your backpack, did you pack your lunch, did you sort your clothes . . . I could go on and on. I know my child tries, but they gets easily distracted doing ordinary things and has to be reminded and/or redirected. I love my child, but sometimes I hate hearing myself say the same thing every day!

  6. My wife constantly is telling me that I should be able to remember what has been discussed in previous conversations or to not interrupt someone while they are talking. Also, to look at things more closely because often the item I’m looking for is right in front of me! Lastly, “Drew you need to focus!” Is said in my house regularly. It’s not my intention I say!

  7. Focus! Where did you last lay your phone down? Retracing all my steps, I begin to panic because I don’t remember…I question, where have I been today? My phone tries to keep me organized, but when you can’t find it, my whole life goes put of control.

  8. Come on I can be on time! Don’t loose track of your time! What it’s 6pm already!!!! Where is my time? Gone again! Late again! Dear God please help me to FOCUS!

  9. I would love to not remind my son to put his clothes in the hamper. He will place them beside the hamper but never in it

  10. We’d love to be able to not have to remind him his screen time is over, and be able to have a nudge at school periodically to maintain focus.

  11. So many to pick from. Did you brush your teeth? Put your shoes on?
    What homework do you have? This would be an amazing tool.

  12. So many choices but probably get your shoes on/get dressed – I feel like I am always saying this!!!

  13. Did you do your homework?? There is a positive relationship between homework completion and submission and academuc performance. There is a positive relationship between parent involvement and academic performance. As children mature we want them to become more independent. Would love a device that reminds him to do his homework so I can nag him about more important things like giving Mom a hug! 😉

  14. I have to constantly remind my son to get dressed each morning and get Pjs on at night. “Get dressed now please” is repeated at least 3 times and then usually only gets 1/2 dressed before getting distracted.

  15. “It’s time to go, put your shoes on.”
    “Go take a shower, I don’t care that you JUST took one last night”

  16. Even with medication, (my son takes a generic form of Concerta), he still needs constant redirection in school and at home. I am constantly reminding him to do things, or not do things. Eat your food, brush your teeth, do your homework, read a book, no ipad until you do your homework. I feel like a hypocrite because I get distracted and need reminders as well, to be sure bill get paid, doctor appointments are made and kept, laundry, shopping, pick up meds, and other errands get done. It’s a constant struggle, mainly making sure homework is done and handed in. He forgets to hand in his homework and in middle school they are expected to remember, no matter if they are in a main stream class, an integrated co-teaching class, and even in a 12:1:1 special ed class (small class size with no more than 12 kids, 1 teacher 1 class paraprofessional).

  17. Did you brush your teeth?
    Did you do your homework?
    Only five more minutes on the iPad…time to log off.

  18. Being able to use timers like this would be huge to help improve my concept of time during the mornings when I struggle the most to get moving and help me arrive on time. It also would help for reminders to drink water and use the restaurant when I’m hyper focused!

  19. “Did you look at the time?”
    “Are you watching the time?”
    “Did you look at the clock?”
    “Did you look at the time?”

  20. Having raised a daughter with undiagnosed ADHD, I am familiar with the struggle children have in school, relationships, anxiety, sleep difficulties. However, it was only after she was grown that I, too, was diagnosed with ADHD. Looking back I remember my tendency to procrastinate, getting bored and zoning out in class, having difficulty sitting still , and sticking with a project until it was compleate. Unfortunately, my symptoms have only gotten worse with aging. Despite being on medication, I still have difficulty with these same behaviors. What I really hate is that feeling of failure when I’m unable to sustain attention and/or sit still in meetings. I love my job but often berate myself for not doing a better job, even though performance reviews are glowing. That mind chatter keeps reminding me that I have to work harder, control these symptoms and do bettter, which just creates a vicious cycle. I get furious when my husband tells me it’s time to eat, it’s time to go to bed, did you finish that yet, and on and on. The worst of all is hearing “what’s wrong with you?” which I have heard my entire life. I nag myself, and so do my family and friends. I would love to be normal!

  21. NO ONE likes nagging.
    “Did you brush your teeth?”
    “Did you take your vitamin?”
    “Have you checked the mail”
    “Did you feed the pets?”
    “Have you drank enough water today?”
    “It is trash day, did you remember to take the cans out?”
    “Did you put the clothes in the dryer?”

    There are just so many…!
    “Are all the lights/appliances off?”
    “When is that appointment? You really can’t forget it…again”
    “Get dressed, we are going to be late”
    “Do your chores”
    “Take the meat out to thaw”
    “Check your emails AND respond to them”
    “Did this bill get paid on time?”
    “Did you call —– for their birthday/anniversary?”
    “Did you RSVP to the (fill in event here)?”

  22. “Did you do your homework?” “Did you do ALL of your homework?” “Wait, what’s this? You said you did all of your homework.”

  23. “Please try to swallow your medicine “. We tried Ridellan, concert at ER, and are now trying Adderall ER granules. It’s been a battle for my kid to swallow the Concerta tablets. The wrestling was easy because it was chewable. With no switched over to granules and I can put it in his food.

  24. To have to constantly tell my daughter to clean her room and pick up her things over and over to the point I just do it. It would be amazing to direct all that energy and effort into getting things done so that there is more time to play and have fun.

  25. I would love to not have to remind my lovely child about brushing her teeth. Every day, twice a day, I feel like such a nag!

  26. My “favorite” nag is “clean the cat box.” I like it so much I say it over and over again…

  27. My kiddo needs many reminders, but 2 I would love to never utter again are wash your hands (after using the bathroom) and turn your light off. What a gift the revibe would be!

  28. We’ve streamlined our morning routine quite a bit by agreeing that I will ask once to get ready. If he is not ready by the time to leave, he will have to go in whatever state he is in. This has proven to be pretty motivating, but best of all, mornings are now just about nag-free!

  29. There are so many (e.g. keep moving in the shower, get your homework done, practicing your instrument for half an hour means we should hear music the whole time, not long pauses of nothing), but really, it would be to avoid the clashes. The “I know” that gets yelled back, even though she’s not doing what she’s supposed to be doing. I get it, having someone nagging you is annoying. So if this thing can help me do less of it I’m all for it!

  30. I would love to not have to tell my son daily to write his homework in his planner and turn in it once he’s done. I’m constantly finding school work hidden in his room that he never completed or turned in.

  31. The joy that one receives when they do something good for others is robbed when they are “told” to do it. So many of us and our kids feel anger, frustration, shame & worthlessness from the unavoidable necessity of [hearing] nagging.

    This device is a game changer. That little nudge alone would help us to refocus on our task without nagging (“Honey, have you finished the taxes yet?! It NEEDS to get done!!”) and without those negative feelings. 🙂

  32. With a partner… decide on this and get back to me? Did you look at that yet? How’s that going, we need to decide soon. Aargh! And then me… i’ve come to hate the google home alarm sound that reminds me to start my bedtime routine. Almost never obey it! Actually all the google timer and alarm sounds, for that matter…

  33. Different nags for different seasons! Summer? Practice piano, get ready for tennis, clean your room. Fall? Pack your backpack, make your lunch, do your homework. Winter? Make your shopping list, do your chores, get up for school. Spring? Study for exams, go to bed, go to bed, go to bed! The nagging takes away their agency and they need to be taking charge of the goals and consequences.

  34. I would love to see her face as she releases the burden and shame of me, her teacher, her coach reminding her to complete her checklists and assumes responsibility for her the world around her. What a gift!

  35. No one likes nagging. I would like to be able to stop nagging about getting ready for bed. I am usually impatient by then.

  36. No one likes nagging. I would like to be able to stop nagging about getting ready for bed. I never have any patience by then.

  37. My 10 year old son moves like a slug in the morning. I always have to remind him to eat his breakfast and brush his teeth. This occurs every morning – 7 days a week! Homework time is a rough too. If I am not watching, he will go and do something else.

  38. I always feel bad nagging my 8 year old, I don’t want to raise her anxiety any higher then it is. I would love to be able to stop nagging her to listen and focus. Yes I remind my 8 year old to focus – I do it gently, snap my fingers, whistle, or just say “hello”. I would love to see if they would work for her.

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