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February Sweepstakes: Win a Revibe Connect

Enter to win a Revibe Connect — 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 would you write to your child, your loved one, or yourself in a Valentine that celebrates their greatest ADHD attributes?

What I Love About You

ADHD is loud. It’s messy. And forgetful. And complicated. Sometimes, all of this noise has a way of drowning out — or distracting from — the really amazing, beautiful, and genuine traits that live alongside ADHD in our kids (and ourselves). The ‘good’ is overlooked. And that is a darn shame because the ‘good’ is really, really great.

So this February, let’s resolve to focus on the ‘good.’ Let’s send one Valentine — comment, note, or hug — to our kids and ourselves each day. Let’s practice love… and see if it catches on.

How Revibe Helps the Good Shine

Revibe is the watch that reminds students to get back to work. Instead of an embarrassing tap on the shoulder from their teacher, kids feel a gentle, automated ‘vibration reminder’ from Revibe on their wrist. This type of discreet redirection empowers students to complete their work independently, improving self-confidence and academic outcomes. Parents and teachers can track student progress with attention span and more on Revibe’s app.

Enter to Win a Revibe Connect PLUS

To win a Revibe Connect (a $149.99 value), use the Comments section below to tell us: What would you write to your child, your loved one, or yourself in a Valentine that celebrates their greatest ADHD attributes?

Deadline

Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 11:59 pm EST.

More About Revibe

Revibe was created by a school psychologist to help kids focus, and to provide easy-to-read, data-driven insight for how others can help. Our psychology-based tool has given students a chance to reach their full potential, and provided hope and support to parents and educators. Research for Revibe was funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education!

Rules

Only Comments posted with a valid email address will be considered valid entries. One entry per household per day. The editors of ADDitude will select two winners at random and notify them via email on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
(Official rules)

Updated on February 4, 2020

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  1. Dear Clark William, the boy who 10 years ago made me a Mama, the role-model to your three siblings, even when they don’t want to admit it! 😉

    This last year, I have learned so many things about your beautiful mind! I knew you were filled with ideas and curiosity, but I also knew there was something holding you back from freedom and accepting yourself.

    You heart has always been so big and so open to including the left out, the shy, and the kids who might struggle in class. I never knew your silent struggle with add. When you learned your brain was not only capable of great things, but also wired in a way that was causing your frustrations, I saw the light in your eyes— you were not alone— you accepted this and have striven so patiently to advocate for yourself in class and at home. Beyond that, my sweet boy, you advocate for your classmates- you humbly show empathy without even knowing it – sharing your story of shame, depression and low self-esteem in order to bring them hope.

    I see you even now, as your poor attention to school work and organization there and at home are now sources which cause you to feel great shame and anger at yourself. Please don’t give up! We will find a way to help you, to encourage you, a way you can see you’re not “stuck” forever in this pattern! Your teachers believe in you as we do!

    Your Daddy and I- who you know have been challenged (and later empowered) by our own ADD, are in awe of you! From last Valentines to this one, you have grown monumentally and we are so proud of you! our prayer is that you are empowered by the way your brain is wired- that we can watch you as you unveil ways that this brain is going to be a huge blessing for you in ways you’ll never imagine!

    Happy Valentine’s Clarkie!

  2. Dear Valentine, I love you. I understand the frustrations you feel and I love all the gifted ways you find to deal with them. I admire your ability to find ways to adapt to this life so full of distractions. Let me hyperfocus on you today 🙂

  3. My dear valentine monster, you have definitely made life a challenge these past 8 years. Next fall you’ll be off to high school which will introduce another level of stress and struggles, but I know you’ll succeed because you are a very strong and determined young lady with a great deal of talent when your focused.
    “What you think
    YOU BECOME
    What you feel
    YOU ATTRACT
    What you imagine
    YOU CREATE”

  4. To my son Brady (my very first little Valentine),
    Each year in February I decorate your bedroom door with all of the things that I love about you. I love… your caring heart, your vivid imagination, your passion for doing the right thing, your love for your siblings, your love of reading, your love of Dinosaurs, your love for your family, your hard work (despite the sometimes daunting tasks ahead). You are perfect just the way you are. Having ADHD for you has been a struggle, but it has shown us what a strong, capable young man you are. If you can get through this- the sky is the limit for you. Happy Valentine’s Day my sweet boy. Love Mom

  5. J—-, I don’t really tell you enough how proud I am of you. The way you care for for your friends, your passion for music, for writing, for art, your endless curiosity— just about everything you do inspires me. I want to be more like you.

    I’m so glad to be your Dad.

  6. We are on a journey of discovery, not an arrival at a predetermined destination, too unique and wondrous to define in a few short letters, to squeeze into an acronym. There will be surprises along the way, we will undoubtedly take more detours and wrong turns as we go. But there will be adventures, suprises and pick-a-path moments, we will laugh and stumble and run without looking back. I do promise that no two days, hours, moments will be the same, my wildling and me.

  7. My Favorite Pirate,

    Your obsessive curiosity, your endless imagination, and your inability to stop makes for the most epic adventures any parent could want. I’ll always be your first mate, your co-pilot, or your moon rover driver! Never stop being you!

    Love,
    Mom

  8. My precious Bentley, almost 10 years ago you turned my world upside down and I thank God every day for you. I never knew how much I needed you or what an immense joy being your Nana would be. You are so full of energy, so curious, so wise and witty. You have a way, if people will let you, of turning boring things into an adventure. It saddens me that your creativity and kindness are so often overlooked because of your high energy. I know you want to be like other kids who can sit still and listen, if only just to make life easier for your family, but you are wonderful just the way you. I know you have great things to offer the world and God willing, I will be here cheering you on every step of the way. I love you so much! Nana

  9. Hey beautiful boy 😊
    I love you just the way you are. You are unique, loving, curious, loud, crazy sometimes 😜.
    You make our family fun by keeping us on our toes. I have learnt so much from you, and that has helped me with working with other children.
    You mean the world to me, son X

  10. Dear Lila,

    If you remember only one thing that I say to you, remember “I love you all the time.” I love you when you are mad. I love you when you are tired. I love you when you are scared. I love you when you are unfocused. I love you when you are snarky. I love you when you are sad. I love you when you lie. I love you can find the love for yourself. I love you when you scream.

    And I’ll love you when the storm passes.

    Remember that.

    Mom

  11. To the one who made me a mom,

    I am so proud to see the young man you are becoming. You are bright, caring and compassionate. My hope for you is to grow in confidence of who you are. I love you.

    Mom

  12. Dear Son,
    How you look on paper does not define who you are. You are kind, creative, curious, insightful, funny, and have so much knowledge inside you.

    Keep being you. You are wonderful; whether you’re feeling happy, sad, angry, messy, tired, bored, energized, whatever, it’s all human and it’s all okay.

  13. Dear Son,

    I will always remember the kindness of your eighth grade math teacher who wrote on your report card, “Not afraid to make mistakes.” She taught me how to turn a negative into a positive, and look for the good in everyone and everything. Here’s to “not being afraid to make mistakes” together.

    Love,
    Mom

  14. Dear Max,
    Love is looking at someone’s attributes and focusing on them.

    I love you creativity, your passion for building, your inquisitive nature, and your kindness.

    Keep doing you, Max. Because there is only one you.

    Love always,
    Mom

  15. My dearest Parker.
    The running joke while pregnant with you was that you had so much entertainment you were going to break out! Low and behold, you did, 3.5 months early and that was the basis that forged the most remarkable bond between a mother and her son! You’ve always been the boy to stand out and shine, and just like the sun among all those stars, you’re special, amazing and so very important!
    Your smile lights every room, your hugs melt all hearts. You are so kind and caring and so much fun to be around. You’ve known challenges others won’t understand, and your strength and determination are things to be proud of; I’m proud of you
    I love you to beyond the moon, past all those millions of miles to the sun and back. You make my heart grow! Will you be my valentine?
    Love Mom xoxo

  16. Dearest Charlotte,

    I love you more than words can say. You are fierce, independent, strong-willed, and determined. These traits often cause challenges for you in life and in our home but they are also the traits that will help you succeed and find your course in life. You are creative, imaginative, artistic, and expressive. You see things in this world that the rest of us miss. You hear things that most are too busy to notice. You can create whole worlds out of paper and make music sing from your fingers on an instrument. You may hate having ADHD but it’s not something you “have”, it’s your superpower to experience the world in a way the rest of us can only dream about. One day, when you’re grown, you will see the wonder that ADHD brought into your life. Until then, I will be beside you encouraging you, comforting you, and loving you through it all.
    All my love,
    Mummy

  17. To Me,
    You have learned a lot about yourself in the last couple of years. You have found a way to be an adult in this crazy world and you are succeeding!! Adulting is hard, having ADHD is hard, but you are thriving. I am proud of you and all that work you have put in to being the best adult you can be and also the best teacher. Your love and passion for your students is all that you need to be successful in the classroom and finding those little tricks to help you focus on the hard parts of teaching are working!! You can be an inspiration to the kiddos in your classroom that have the same struggles as you and you can show them success! Also your quirks are what make you the person and teacher that you are and always will be. They are strengths not weaknesses.
    LOVE YOURSELF

  18. To my beautiful little tornado Monica… We love you to the moon and back. We love your humor and creativity. You are independent, strong-willed, and determined and that will help you succeed and find your course in life. Please keep it up, all the sacrifices will get payed latter. Also never change your way of been just cause others tell you, and cause your brain is wired a little different then others. Good made it that way with a purpose. And never forget, we are here for good an bad.. together we are strong…Happy valentine!!!

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