What Happens When Our Kids Lose Track of Time — for a Full Year

The way time moves in this pandemic is a real head trip. Read for how other families are managing -- or not managing -- when ADHD is a part of the struggle. And don't miss the opportunity to enter to win a Revibe Connect.

2/28/2021 12:00:00 AM

The way time moves in this pandemic is a real head trip. Read for how other families are managing -- or not managing -- when ADHD is a part of the struggle. And don't miss the opportunity to enter to win a Revibe Connect.

ADHD brains lose track of time. This is triply true in a pandemic, when our kids’ guardrails of school, sports, and social activities are gone. How has the suspension of normal routines and schedules been most challenging — or liberating — for your child ADHD? ADDitude’s February Sweepstakes asked this question — and here is how you answered it for a chance to win a Revibe connect.

“managing screen time. When it’s cold outside and my child can’t play — so many recreational organizations are closed and sports aren’t happening — all he wants to do is be left alone with screens. There’s a power struggle almost every day over screen use, even when we have established rules. I cannot wait for the spring and for sports to resume!”

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“The biggest challenge for me personally isbalancing being mom, teacher, and playmate for my son. We eat lunch together, and I used to check in on his school work at that time. Then I realized that he needs a break from school talk, so we tried talking about his interests or going for a walk instead.”

“The pandemic has brought to light my eldest child’sexecutive functions struggles. While he was able to excel academically in a brick-and mortar-setting, his struggles were hidden by the environment of his learning. Watching him struggle at home has made us take note of issues that would probably have not come out unless he had chosen to attend college when stakes were much higher.” headtopics.com

“Like many, one of my biggest challenges iskeeping my son engaged in the virtual learning environment. By the end of his first class, he is already mentally drained from trying to keep focused. This makes it difficult to get through the rest of the day and keep track of assignments. Not having the opportunity to see, meet, and interact with others has caused feelings of loneliness.”

“I have found that being ato two children who also have ADHD is a major challenge during this pandemic.I had to quit my Community Mental Health nursing position to stay home with my daughterbecause in-person schooling has been closed down all year.”“The biggest challenge is seeing my son struggle.

He was a 4.0 student last year with the help of medicine, social cues, and teachers. This year he is lucky to have one A. Teachers expect every student to be able to ‘rise to the occasion’ and participate in class like they would have in school.”“The most challenging thing is that

theentire family is together ALL the time! The most rewarding thing is also that the entire family is together all the time!”When ADHD Brains Lose Track of Time: Next Steps Read more: ADDitude »

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