I have a little morning rant this morning. Whom ever said that making a routine for a child with ADD is the “right” thing to do is absolutely NUTS!! It does not work with every child. I have been trying to get a routine down with K for the past year. She and I can’t get a routine down for the love of Pete. It gets close but it just never is there. Something always throws it off. Usually her stubbornness to get moving and doing stuff. I have written it down on a white board and put it on the wall. I have posted it on her door. I have put it on the kitchen wall. I have put it on the fridge. I have put it in the bathroom. Nothing works. She just doesn’t care. I don’t think it really matters what or how she gets ready for school. Maybe because it matters to me, she just doesn’t care. What would happen if I didn’t care so much. Would she freak out? Would reverse psychology work on a 10 year old? I have talked to her counselor and haven’t gotten an answer out of her either. She gave me a little check list an she has offered a little reward and that hasn’t worked either. aarrggghhhh
If anyone who reads this has any ideas for a kid who doesn’t care about getting ready for school and/or something of the like, please share your ideas. I am running out of them. thanks much.