My husband and I have a 7 yr. old daughter that has ADD and a 5 year old daughter. Mornings seems to be very tough. She is woken up at 6:50pm and needs to be ready for the bus by 8:10pm.. This is not always possible. With a couple reminders I say that I need to get ready and so do you. She can take 40 minutes and have no top on with pajama bottoms. Distractions, I think are countless in her bedroom. I often wonder if a bed, a desk and an empty dresser would help her to get ready. I used a timer when she was younger which eventually she felt she did not need. Today she was stalling knowing the bus would be here any minute and of course for the first time I drove her to school.
The afternoons get a bit tricky sometimes. She has snack time, homework time and free play and then dinner. Last night she had an assignment for homework on Math. After working on it from 4:30pm - almost 6pm. She had only done four problems. After reviewing the four problems, we saw that they were all wrong. This has been much worse lately. ( Since winter break and then a long weekend.)
In addition to this, her sleeping is often times compromised with a lot of getting up to tell us something, go to the bathhroom, etc.
I meant to discuss a bit of the abuse I endure each morning with reminders to get ready. She call's me dumb mommy. She is telling me she hates me and at times is hitting me.
Any suggestions for something that might work. We are a bit stressed. School was fine and home was where we got hit worse. It seems to be pretty bad there. Thanks for any support or suggestions. ↓