Sweepstakes

Sweepstakes: Win a Time Timer!

Enter to win a brand new Time Timer® 20 MIN product in our first summer sweepstakes!

Summer is nearly here — and we’re celebrating by giving away two Time Timer® 20 MIN products!

Enter to Win a Time Timer!

To win a Time Timer® 20 MIN, use the Comments section below to answer this question: How do you keep your family and your life running on a reliable schedule during the lazy, hazy days of summer?

Deadline

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Rules

Only Comments posted using a valid email address will be considered valid entries. One entry per person. The editors of ADDitude will select two winners at random and notify the winners via email on or around June 5, 2017.

About Time Timer®

Recommended by ADHD experts, the Time Timer® displays the passage of time with a disappearing colored disk. This is a powerful tool for visual thinkers of all ages and abilities. The award-winning Time Timer’s visual depiction of “time remaining” provides stress-free time management at school, home and work to make every moment count.

About the Time Timer® 20 MIN

Sometimes an hour is too much time, the new Time Timer® 20 MIN offers a greater visual impact for shorter duration needs such as completing blocks of homework, silent reading, instrument or sports practice, as well as perfectly managing the 15- to 20-minute work cycles in elementary education. The Time Timer® 20 MIN is also the new secret weapon for the workplace; ideal for workload management and to keep meetings with 15- and 20-minute agenda items on track.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia, age 18 or older. Entries must be received between 12:00:01 AM ET on 05/15/17 and 11:59:59 PM ET on 06/04/17. See Official Rules. Void where prohibited by law. Sponsor: New Hope Media, LLC.

Good luck!

117 comments

  1. I use my calendar on my phone and coordinate it with my calendar at home. I hope I don’t miss anything between the 2. I use my phone to remind me about medication times, but it can be difficult.

  2. This is our first summer following my son’s ADHD diagnosis. I’m planning to keep us on a regular daily routine as much as possible using checklists. I also plan to use a rewards system to incentivize him to practice reading and writing through the summer.

  3. We set all electronics to go on at 2pm. That way, mornings can be about more than video games and YouTube. They fought it at first, but eventually everyone got used to it. Except me! It made me realize how attached I am to my phone. We are all more productive, if we don’t have the distractions of electronics.

  4. [email protected] says:

    I would like to use a timer to help us this summer get a better understanding of what time is, and how long different periods of time feel so eventually my 6 year old will be able to better tell the difference between weeks and minutes. For things like watching tv, taking a shower, ext, I feel as though if it wasn’t always me brining those things to and end for him and then him feeling frustrated he can learn that it’s nothing personal, time is just up!

  5. I sign my son up for organized activities he likes, but I don’t try to fill in all the hours or days of the week, because it’s important for kids to learn to cope with some unstructured time, too. I try to balance outdoor, active activities (like sailing) with indoor activities, like Minecraft Club or Lego Engineering. This also helps me, since I do not work in the summer, and also struggle with ADHD. Routines, planned special events, with some down time help keep us grounded, without getting into a rut.

  6. I am a teacher with ADHD, and my sons have some ADHD tendencies. We sign up for a few organized activities like a basketball day-camp and church/nature camp. They help us to focus and set a purpose for that week. We also make a menu of summer activities to avoid defaulting to lying around playing video games. Sticking to a fairly consistent sleep schedule is also key. I just started filling in a grid with 100 squares as I try to meet a goal of exercising for 100 miles. The visual reminder helps me stay active.

  7. I currently use my a calendar & alarms on my phone for my reminders but would love to win the Time Timer, that would help my son have his own timer!

  8. [email protected] says:

    We continue with the same meal time and bed time routine. We plan one activity per day and spend the rest of the day hanging out at home.

  9. I have shifted my son’s schedule a few hours later to coordinate with daycare hours. My son benefits because he likes having a later bedtime, and I benefit because him going to daycare means I can give work a set availability Mon-Fri. This may be a little unorthodox and I’m hoping it won’t be too hard to shift his schedule back come Fall. I use my iphone reminders via Siri to jot things down when I’m in a hurry even if it’s something I necessarily need to be reminded about. I know I won’t be able to ignore that bright red notification bubble when the reminder goes off and it motivates me to properly store the data for long term elsewhere: whether that be to stay as a repeating reminder, to become a grocery list in notes, or add an event to my calendar. For whatever reason, Siri understand me asking her to make a reminder better than any other function she’s supposed to do. I DON’T KNOW WHAT I WOULD DO WITHOUT MY REMINDERS! 😉

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