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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 after Saturday, February 29, 2020.
(Official rules)

Updated on March 3, 2020

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  1. My sweet “Yaya”, Valentine!! I love you so much and I love watching your beautiful, creative brain at work! You have so many talents to offer the world and I hope you always remember that. Your ADHD does not define you, it just adds to what makes you YOU! I see you embracing your creative side more and more and I’m excited to see what else comes from it. Never stop being you! Love, mom

  2. To my Carter – I love you. I need you to know you are perfect! You’re ability to get excited about even the littlest things is amazing. I love your enthusiasm and the way everything is the “best ever.” You help me to appreciate things in my life everyday. And I appreciate you every second of every day.

  3. I love you since you were created. You are a loving,caring, happy child. I see the struggles you go thru in all the days. We are learning to help you cope. You have taught me how to be a better mother. I love you so much. You are teaching me how do handle things that I don’t know how to deal with. I watch how you are go getter and is how proud you get when you accomplish things. I wish I could be like you. Keep reaching for your dreams. No words can tell you how much I love you. Don’t let anything or anyone stop you accomplish your dream. Happy Valentine!!

  4. To my beautiful little hurricane with a little bit of Sunshine,
    You are an amazing girl inside and out! I love everything about you! You are intellectually gifted with a side of ADHD which makes you such and amazing human. I love how you are independent and very strong willed (even if at the time it does not seem that way), I love how you love people and all animals with no limits, I love how you are so creative with everything you do – Art, Music, even playing with your little brother, I love your sass, and I love how you are always making me see the world just a little differently. Together we have been through a lot of changes but the one constant that will ALWAYS be is that I LOVE YOU ALWAYS. I know that sometimes you feel that having ADHD makes you different, but really it gives you so many advantages! As a mommy who also has ADHD, I promise you that having a brain that is wired differently then someone else makes you so unique and special. There is NO DOUBT in my mind that God put you here, just as you are TO CHANGE THE WORLD someday! I will be right there cheering you on and supporting you! I love you Emilee. Love Mommy

  5. Hey Wacko, I see you. I know that it’s hard to sit still and be on point all day. It’s hard to remember to do all that the world asks.

    I see you. I see your silliness, your competitiveness, your soft heart, your intelligence (it blows my mind, thank you ADHD).
    I am so proud to be your mom, you’ll always be my baby. Even if you’re now taller than me. I will always have a hug, time for a calm conversation when you need my counsel and a fiercely loyal love for you. You are my heart walking around in this world.

    You’re my favorite Valentine and that just makes my heart wanna explode. But since that would be gross I think I’ll just squeeze you instead.

    Hugs and kisses till you push me away,
    Mom

  6. To my beautiful, noisy, silly, smart and complex boy,

    Do you know how loved you are? Though there may be challenging moments in our days, I want you to know how important you are. The world is a better place just because you’re in it. Frustration, disappointment and self-doubt are parts of life–obstacles we all encounter. But they come and go and need not control you. You may not realize it yet, but your gifts are great and your talents are abundant. And though school may not feel like “your place,” that place is out there and we will find it. I hope that home will always be somewhere you can be yourself. And that at the end of every single day–whether we’ve yelled a little to much or not–you feel how much we love you.

    I’m so proud of you for who you are today and for who you will be tomorrow.

    Thank you for being you and for pushing me to be a better me.

    Love,
    Momma

  7. Dear Katie, Life has a way of giving you what you need even when you don’t know that you need it. I think that our family needed your sassy, free spirited attitude, your love of life, and your beautiful loving and giving spirit. In the beginning, when we didn’t know what was going on with you, it was scary. And there are still days when you find yourself having issues with focusing and listening to directions. There are days when my patience is not what I wish it was with you. But at the end of every day, when I snuggle with you and put you to sleep, I think to myself how lucky we are to have you as our daughter. As I always tell you, “We love you so much, no matter what!” Love always, Mom

  8. Dear Punkin-Cakes(I’m not saying it out loud, in public),
    I’ve been your grandmother/mom since you were just a little guy. You came to me with itchy skin from allergies that had not been identified and asthma that was eventually brought under control with a variety of medicines: inhalers, nasal sprays, & chewable pills. After dozens of trips to the doctor, you were finally old enough to be tested for allergies and I will never forget the day we found out that one of the several things you are allergic to is “peanut butter”. You were about seven years old and on your way to your first summer day camp, when we stopped by the doctor’s office on the way. The doctor read the list of things you were allergic to, but it was when she said “…peanut butter…” that you broke down and literally wept causing your doctor and I to become teary eyed. I replaced your camp lunch of peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a “Happy Meal” which brought some consolation and from that day on and we continued to make adjustments.

    You started first grade in the fall but had a difficult time. It was then that “I wept” after you were evaluated by the school and another doctor and I was told that you had “ADHD”. After doing lots of research, (the ATTITUDE magazine and articles I read were(are) a great help) and trying different suggested remedies, we finally settled on a medicine that I felt comfortable giving you.

    You are now fourteen and about to graduate from eighth grade and begin high school. The road has not been easy. We’ve had some ups and downs, some missteps and mistakes.But with the help and love of your extended family members and church family, the patience and encouragement of your teachers,(especially those you have now),the consultation of your doctors,and the articles and videos of ATTITUDE…I am confident that
    as you and I learn more about ADHD, your “super power”, that your confidence(you said that is your word for this year) in yourself will propel above and beyond the dreams you have for yourself. Your family and I will always be your biggest cheerleaders because you,
    Punkin-Cakes(just typing it)are:
    #AwesomeDeterminedHigherorderedDogged
    I will always love you,
    NaeNae

  9. Angela I love you even when you don’t listen. Your quirks are unique and amazing, you are sensitive, creative and intelligent. Yes sometimes you make stupid mistakes, everyone does, don’t beat yourself up over it. Treat yourself well, do what you love and you will thrive. I respect your kindness, honesty loyalty and integrity I wish more people had those values.
    With love from your shadow xxx

  10. Dear JR—
    I know life isn’t always easy for you and you sometimes feel you aren’t ‘normal’ but always remember that ADHD doesn’t define you. With hard work, you can overcome many obstacles that life will throw your way. I will always be your biggest supporter and advocate for you whenever possible. I love you always,
    Mom

  11. My sweet little I-, I wouldn’t change a thing about you! I love your passion for nature and animals. I admire your insatiable curiosity about science and always wanting to learn more and share what you learn with others. Your energy and joy is infectious. Your artistic creations are beautiful and amaze me with their detail. You are truly my sunshine and my joy. I love you so much! Love, Mama

  12. Dear Ella,

    Your spontaneous and fun personality is a large part of why people enjoy being around you. You often have the courage to act when necessary without doubting or questioning yourself; this is bravery. Your brain is your most amazing asset. Please stay true to yourself, and know that we love you, just as you are.

    Happy Valentine’s Day,

    Love Mom

  13. To my darling son,

    Thank you for being so patient with me as we learn this journey together. I know at times things are so hard for you and our relationship with you has suffered as we all come to grips with the best way forward. I will eternally be sorry for this, but I will never give up on you and I will never give up on trying to always find a way forward that we can both grow from. May your Valentines be as sweet as you in your times of calm, may your Valentines be as happy as you when you are confident and not feeling anxious, may your Valentines be filled with the knowledge that we can do this together and that I love you, always, forever and no matter what. Love Mum. x

  14. To my beautiful granddaughter on Valentine’s Day.

    I want you to know how much I admire you and your courageous heart. Inspite of your everyday challenges, you have always been so amazingly talented and creative. You are kind to everyone, and your smile can light up a room! Just keep on being the best version of yourself, and know that Grandma will always be right beside you, cheering you on! Love you forever❤️

  15. To our sweet little CrazyTot,
    You are truly amazing and a blessing in our lives! We admire your confidence, determination and out of this world problem solving skills. You keep surprising us with your talent for painting and puzzle solving. Your compassion for others is a beautiful thing. We know you will grow to be a beautiful, strong woman that will take the world by storm. We love you to the moon and back!

  16. Dear Matthew:

    You’re such a bright boy and we all love you very much. Watching you struggle in school since second grade has been hard for us, but now we know why you’ve had the challenges you do. The past year has taught us how to work with you and find different ways to help you learn. Now, you are in eighth grade and we are so very proud of you and all the obstacles that you e had to overcome to get yourself this far. High school is only a few months away…..and we all know that you’re gonna do great! We love you dude and can’t wait to see what great accomplishments the future has for you.

  17. Dearest CJ,

    I love so much about you – you are energetic, passionate, kind, and smart. I love that you like solving puzzles. I love that you are working so hard to figure out how your brain works so you can show the world just how wonderful you are. Thanks for keeping me on my toes my sweet boy.

    Love, Mom

  18. Dear C

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Don’t change for anyone
    Just keep being you.

    We love you with all of our hearts and will always
    have your back.

    Mum, Dad, Sis, Dotty and your therapy dog Mouse xx

  19. My dear Valentine Elijah, I want you to know the many ways that make us smile. You make us smile with joy by being you. Your a caring young man and morally strong. I love the way you don’t let negative people affect you too much and choose to discontinue associating with negative people. I love the way you stand up for yourself against bullies and I love how you hold true friendships dearly. I especially love how you treat your brother. Even though your brother has Autsim you make him feel important and help him when he needs it. I love how you stand up for your brother when people say negative things about disabilities or Autism. I especially love how proud you are of your brother and how you take pride for having him as your brother. You defend him and protect him and I love you for that. I know that sometimes ADHD can get you down sometimes but you don’t stop moving forward and I love you for that. I respect that you trust me enough to talk to me about your problems and I respect you enough to listen and be honest with you. I want you to always know that Your dad and I love you very much and are so proud of your accomplishments. We are truly happy that you were born to us. We look forward to watching your continued growth mentally and emotionally.

    Love always, Mom

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