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Name: gadget050
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Every morning is a battle with my 7 year old son to get ready for school. I do nothing but fight him, yell at him, bride him, anything to try and get him dressed, but that doesn't even work! After an hour and a half of this it basically comes down to me physically dressing him. I am getting so frustrated with this. I wake up in a good mood, and then realize what is coming I end up in such a bad mood for the rest of the day.
Yes, I have let him miss the bus, but it made no difference. Because his bus comes so early that by the time I have to take him to school, 90 minutes later, he is ready to go.
Anyone have any adivce?? Please help!
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Name: teresa schmidt | Date: Sep 22nd, 2007 2:23 AM
my son has adhd and mornings are a nightmare I feel everything you say on a daily basis I am also tired of yelling and being put in a bad mood every morning so if you get any good advice please pass it on 

Name: taybry | Date: Sep 24th, 2007 3:19 PM
What kind of meds do you have him on? It could be you need to medicate him earlier. I have found that if you have a list for everything he needs to do in the morning that helps. You can have it on his door or in the kitchen and as he completes each task he puts a sticker on it. That may motivate him to get moving. I know that my daughter loves to see the end results of things she does. Find something he likes to have or do and give him extra time after school for it if he completes things. Rewards for good behavior is key. Time managment is a huge problem with a lot of children with ADHD, they have no concept of , especially at 7. If you would like to talk more my email is [email protected] 

Name: Michelle | Date: Sep 25th, 2007 1:55 AM
Cadee had that problem before her ADHD was cured. She wasn't getting enough sleep. She was on Retalin. When we took her off drugs, she displayed the behavior that you described. It could be drug withdrawl. Cadee displayed the behavior that you described twice in the last 2 years, and she doesn't take drugs. In her case it was food that was not in her diet. The last time was at school. She lost her lunch, and ordered vegetables in the school cafeteria like she was supposed to. She thought that Tropicana Fruit Punch was made from fruit which is on her diet. It had high fructose corn sugar which made Cadee ADHD for the rest of the day. Then she was tired the next day. She didn't want to get up that day.
Another idea that I saw work was to leave him alone to get dressed. Then put him on the bus when it arrives. After a day or two at school in his pj's he got dressed in the morning. It was on a super nanny show.
I hope that this helps. 

Name: tracey | Date: Dec 3rd, 2007 9:46 PM
dont worr your not the only one! x 

Name: Tracey | Date: Dec 3rd, 2007 9:52 PM
i have a 13 yr old son that has adhd and tourettes, he stopped his medication 2 wks ago and he is driving me to the point where i am struggling so badly. this is seriously affecting our whole family. Help!!!!!!!!!!! 

Name: KathyK | Date: Dec 5th, 2007 6:03 PM
gadget050,
You are so not alone it is not even funny. I had a horrible morning with my 6 year old son who has O.D.D. He refused to eat breakfast, refused to get dressed for school and just barely made the bus. He would rather fight me and drive his sister nuts by following her around the house. We have a battle every morning and by the time they leave I am exhausted as well. I actually started getting him dressed myself too today because he just refused to do anything, and he didn't like it. My husband ended up taking all of his toys in his toybox away and now he has to earn them back. Believe me if he didn't have to wear a uniform I would let him go to school in his pajamas for a few days until he was ready to listen and get dressed. I always dread getting up in the morning because I never know what his mood is going to be like and I know I am up for another argument before school. I feel your pain and am ready to chat if you need someone. You can e-mail me if you would like
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Name: Bailey | Date: Dec 12th, 2007 7:24 PM
Hey your not alone my mom has the same problem with my little 9 year old brother. What my mom does is if she can't get him up my dad will come in there and he knows how to get him up. My dad can spank hard. i'm eleven years old and it's hard work getting my little brother up! Hang on in there your not the ONLY 1! 

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