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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?

ADHD and the Nagging Epidemic

No one likes nagging. We know it plants the seeds of stress and resentment. But sometimes we just don’t know what else to do when homework is entering its second hour, baseball practice starts in 15 minutes, and your child is staring out the window again. That’s when we feel chained to the vicious cycle of nag, nag, nag… until action follows.

How Revibe Connect Helps

Revibe Connect is a U.S. Department of Education-funded wearable that improves focus & attention span with quiet, gentle vibration reminders to the wrist. The device connects to an app that tracks the user’s progress over time and celebrates their improvements. First generation Revibe saw immediate, sustained improvement in 83% of students with self-regulation deficits.

Enter to Win a Revibe Connect PLUS

To win one of two Revibe Connect PLUS packages (a $169.95 value each), use the Comments section below to tell us: No one likes nagging. What reminder(s) would you rather never repeat and repeat and repeat (or hear over and over) again?

Deadline

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST.

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 Friday, May 17, 2019.
(Official rules)

Updated on April 29, 2019

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  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. “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.

  5. 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”
    “Exercise”
    “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)?”

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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).

  9. 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.

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