Mornings are Hell! What to do?

ID-10036471Many families having children with ADHD struggle every morning just to get out of the door. Mornings are not a good time for the majority of individuals with ADHD since it takes them a while to feel really awake. Kids with ADHD have a hard time getting ready for school, let alone doing chores. Morning chores often result in the child and parent getting into power struggles and starting off the day angry at each other.

WHAT TO DO: Honoring the degree of difficulty your child experiences just waking up and staying awake in the mornings, negotiate a win/win deal. One example would be having your child skip morning chores but do more chores during the weekend. Set up clear consequences in case your child breaks the deal. Then celebrate your child’s reward: No more parental naggings in the mornings!!

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About the Author

Roya Kravetz is a Professional Credentialed Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF), a Board-Certified Coach (BCC) with the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), a Certified Mentor Coach (CMC) with Mentor Coach LLC, and Certified Parent Educator (CPE) with the International Network for Children and Families (INCAF). While there are many life coaches out there, very few are accredited and board certified through the ICF and CCE. Roya specializes in educating and coaching individuals and families with ADHD and Executive Function challenges. She also has experience working with adoptive families who have children with ADHD. Roya has combined her professional skills with her broad cultural background to build a highly specialized national and international coaching practice based in Carmel Valley (San Diego), California. She is multi-lingual and coaches in English and Spanish.

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