Parents of ADHD Children
Having major issues waking up in the morning
My 6 yr old daughter was diagnosed almost a year ago with ADHD. We have had many ups and downs but my biggest struggle is waking her up in the morning. She takes a blood pressure medication to help her slow down so she can sleep but she also goes to bed 10 hrs before she needs to get up and takes the medication 1 1/2 hours before that. The medication isn’t in her system anymore but she is out like a light still. I have tried setting up her things the night before, bribing her with food(she is always hungry and not gaining weight because of her eating), toys or even special things and nothing seems to work to get her up and moving. There are even times she will get up, eat and find her way to the couch and fall asleep again. I’m starting to feel like this is how life is going to be, I don’t like it and I’m sure she doesn’t either. I’m tired of fighting her so I’m hoping to get some help from people who live this or have been there before. Any advise is greatly appreciated!
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