Just gotta brag!!

  1. I may have finally hit paydirt with my DD who has adhd. I found a program based on a points system and structure that she seems to be liking. We just started today, so who knows, but she actually started folding clothes ON HER OWN!!! I didn't ask her to! I am hoping this helps with the attitude and meltdowns.
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  3. by   traumaRUs
    I hope it works for you. The basket technique - where you decide what behaviors belong in basket A (things that absolutely must be done for health and safety, basket b (things that can have one choice), basket c (things that are nice to have but don't need to be argued about).

    There are many books on this subject too. Good luck.
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    WOOHOO every little bit is a HUGE accomplishment. I know as I have a kid w/ADD and I have it myself. It's tough. You done good, and deserve a pat on your back. Job well done.
  5. by   SouthernLPN2RN
    Thanks y'all! We did have a very successful day, even in the drug store and grocery store. No whining or begging and she asked me after we left if she had lost any points. She earns points that correspond with levels and with each level comes more priveleges(sp?) and allowance. The program was sorta pricey (everything is to me right now, lol) but if it helps, I'm willing to buy it.
  6. by   RNin2007
    Where can I find out info on this?? My 9 yo has ADHD and I am open to finding new ways to get him motivated! I just started him on a low dose of Adderall (he is also taking Strattera BID) but nonpharmaceutical methods would be helpful at this point. He doesn't have meltdowns, has a stable personality, but trying to get him to do something he isn't interested in, particularly SCHOOL work, is like pulling teeth.

    Can you tell me more?

  7. by   cardiacRN2006
    We did something similiar with my nephew. He had poker chips. When he did something good, was polite, or even just sat still for a few minutes he would earn chips-along with positive reinforcement. When he did something wrong, then he would have to pay with his chips. If he wanted to play a video game-pay chips. You get the idea. It actually worked very well!
  8. by   JentheRN05
    Me too Me too I have 2 boys with ADHD - although my oldest has mostly outgrown it, and instead has s/s of bi-polar (someone please help me!) lol
  9. by   SouthernLPN2RN
    It's called EasyChild. I think you could probably make it yourself on paper, but I'm too darned disorganized. http://www.easychild.com/ I bought the cheapest one, but it lets you print the pages out to use as well as entering it in the program. It lets you choose an allowance based on earned points, I chose $0.05 per point, it defaults at $0.10. You can also change the different behaviors/chores and their values. If you choose to buy it over the weekend, beware that you need to do everything the first time you open it because you have to wait for business hours to get your permanent serial number to access it.