People with ADHD have an unusual relationship with time. It’e either traveling at the speed of light or crawling by, depending on what they’re doing. They only notice time when they’re bored and it’s crawling by.
They completely disregard time when getting ready for something, like school. Especially if they do it a lot.
The only time they notice is the last 5 minutes when they have at least 15 minutes worth of things to do.
Morning routines can help ADD Students get out the door in a more timely manner. Today we focus on getting dressed.
Those of you who do not have ADHD (or maybe just the males) will think that getting dressed is no big deal. Ha!
Girls – especially the tweens and middle schoolers – will actually call or text one another several times while getting ready for school so that they can coordinate outfits. I speak from experience.
Getting your ADDer dressed and out the door requires a few easy steps and one rule: no changing your mind once the choice is made.
On Sunday afternoon or evening, have your ADD Student choose 5 outfits for the coming week. A quick look at the weather might be a good idea first.
Have them choose whole outfits, including socks, underwear and shoes. Get each outfit together. Socks and underwear can go in a plastic zipper bag; punch a hole in it and hang it on the hanger with the complete outfit.
Hang the clothes in the closet in order with shoes on the floor underneath.
Oh, and if you have girls, you need a second rule: no changing outfits even if Kimmy calls and wants you to wear something else.