I have a space cadet. He's super smart and does well in school, but he just zones out randomly. My dad says he lives in his own little cartoon world, lol.
*ETA* Oh, I just have to keep reminding him. He's getting better with it though.
"Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification" Romans 14:19
We have a get ready list and go to bed list. Both very detailed. Down to wipe the sink after brushing your teeth. Everything on them has to be completed in a half an hour, except bath nights when they get extra splash time. I have a timer. If they don't get done before the timer It's a swat. I've only had to swat once in 11 years.
Quoting jillbailey26:I have a space cadet. He's super smart and does well in school, but he just zones out randomly. My dad says he lives in his own little cartoon world, lol.*ETA* Oh, I just have to keep reminding him. He's getting better with it though.
Oh, yes...she has her own little time clock and she runs on it lol. It is really the biggest problem in the morning when we all have to get out of the house by a certain time so to try to give her the kick she needs she has to have her clothes laid out the night before and have her coat and backpack by the front door ready to go. I also usually have to do a ten minute warning every morning. Now other then morning time...I really don't rush the kid too much because it isn't interfereing with anyone else's schedule. She feels like taking an hour and a half on homework fine whatever she is the one sitting there all night. She wants to take an hour long bath fine, but you gotta be in there by a certain time. It is who she is she has been this way since day one she will do it when she is good and ready to no sooner no later. I have learned to just let it go. Though I will say if she happens to be the one waiting on someone she doesn't like it and I point out to her that, that is how we feel when waiting on her all the time!
My DD is so slow. She is now in high school and has not changed at all. She needs 1.5 hours in the morning to get ready, she does not do makeup it's just getting dressed, hair, and sometimes breakfast. She just moves at a snails pase. My son can get up and be ready to walk out the door in 20 minutes. With DD we set alarms. So her AM alarm goes off she needs to get up. When the second alarm goes off she needs to dress and come down. And so on so on. Now she uses the alarms on her phone and it works great. She stays after everyday to finish work. When she was younger they told me she had a learning disability and she could never pass her timed math tests (that's how slow she is) but she is now in honors classes and does fine as long as its not timed.
Quoting coolmommy2x:DD was a total dawdler in elementary school! Drove me crazy and started each day mad. Once he got to middle school, he totally changed. DD is easy to keep moving but some days she seems to require more time staring at herself in the mirror than others.
My 7 year old is like that. Everything takes him forever to do. I try to make it fun like race to see who can get dressed first.
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