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February Sweepstakes: Win a Revibe Connect

Enter to win a Revibe Connect — the discreet 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 find most challenging — or liberating — about pandemic time?

What Day Is It, Anyway?!?

Without school buses and basketball practices and dance recitals to ground our days and our weeks, it’s easy to lose track of time. Every day feels like Wednesday, which is disconcerting and draining. This pandemic time warp also makes it tough for our children to stick to a healthy routine, to maintain focus at school, and to remember deadlines.

How Revibe Connect Helps

Revibe Connect is the watch that reminds students to get back to work. Working at home or school, 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 $119.95 value), use the Comments section below to tell us: What do you find most challenging — or liberating — about pandemic time?

Deadline

Sunday, February 28, 2021, 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 one winner at random and notify them via email after Sunday, February 28, 2021. See the full rules here.

Updated on February 25, 2021

157 Comments & Reviews

  1. What do you find most challenging — or liberating — about pandemic time?
    Liberating is that I don’t have to worry about social events or keeping an activity schedule. The challenging is the isolation and lack of motivation.

  2. Virtual school has been interesting but I do love spending more time with my family. I do wish things would go back to normal for the kids – they need that social time.

  3. The most challenging aspect of the pandemic is the change in routine. My son is now home Schooled and I have left my job to be home to help. Although we are making it work, life will never be how it was.

  4. I find keeping mentally healthy has been quite challenging. Not being able to be with other family and friends has been the most difficult. Memories are made together, in person. And although technology has been helpful, it just isn’t the same.

  5. We had a lot of mental health issues in our household in 2019. 2020 forced us to thin out our activities and re-evaluate our priorities. While it breaks my heart what families have gone through and how the pandemic has ravaged the world, we have used it to focus on the family. Since we are homeschooling, I have had a much better look at what is causing issues at school than when they were in a physical classroom. There is much work to be done (especially dealing with focusing and school work), but at least we are headed in the right direction. Also, I would have never considered online school before the pandemic and am now seriously considering continuing it once this is over.

  6. The most challenging thing for me in the pandemic is relationship with my partner. I am an extrovert with ADHD and my partner is an introvert. I used to spend most nights of my week socializing with friends whilst he preferred to spend time at home playing computer games. When we moved in together during the pandemic I started feeling lonely as he preferred to do things on his own during free time and being quiet, not hearing what I said and being distracted all the time and it was driving me crazy! I started doubting his feelings and our compatibility because it suddenly seemed like we had nothing in common anymore. I started overthinking, my anxiety was rising, we started arguing and spending time in separate rooms both feeling misunderstood and resentful. The arguing was getting worse and it seemed like there was no way out. On our one year anniversary things escalated, I got him a gift and arranged a dinner and he didn’t even get me flowers. He kept apologizing and saying how much he loved me but I was way too fed up and tired of feeling unwanted. After that he went for ADHD screening, and it turned out I was not the only one with ADHD! He started getting treatment in December and educating himself on how his ADHD is affecting his behaviour and became more assertive and considerate towards my needs. And I realized that his feelings were still the same, it was just his ADHD symptoms which got much worse in lockdown. We’ve never felt so close and happy as we are now:)

  7. The most challenging part for me is trying to keep my two kids focused while I focus on my own schoolwork as well. It has led to a lot of late nights as I end up sitting with them while they do their work to make sure it gets done and can get very frustrating.

  8. I can’t stick to any kind of schedule, which makes it really difficult to make plans. Sometimes I sleep during the day, and I’m awake at night. I have no external factors keeping me on a schedule. Even when I make my own weekly schedule and post it to the fridge, I follow it for a week then lose all motivation.

  9. What I find most liberating about the pandemic time is that since I am restricted mainly to my own home I use the time I spent running around to outside sctivities to get back to my hobbies and intereste that I let slip by in the past.

  10. One thing I was able to do because of the pandemic was working from home for a time. It was different than what I thought it would be- good in some ways, but difficult in others.

  11. There are 5 of my grandchildren here,I love being surrounded by them each day,virtual learning though tough at times,is a great resource for those of us who are in fear of covid.

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