Bootsie Posted January 4, 2011 Share Posted January 4, 2011 DS(11) is very slow to wake up. He wakes up, dresses, eats breakfast, and we try to begin school. Next thing I know he is drifting off to sleep. It doesn't matter how early he goes to bed or how late he sleeps. I have tried doing the things that are most engaging for him first thing to help him wake up, but his favorite activities are logic and critical thinking puzzles--these aren't very active and he starts nodding off. When we try what he consider more mundane tasks such as working math problems, he isn't as mentally engaged and drifts off. I can't seem to get the right balance of engaging enough both mentally and physically. I would be tempted to just do school work later in the day, but he wants to be on the same schedule as DD(14) who is in private school. He also wants to be finished when his other friends are home from school or in time for afternoon activities such as baseball and music. He is frustrated, also. I have asked him for his suggestions of what would help him to get going in the mornings and we have tried his suggestions such as PE first thing, a block of free time before school, and they haven't seemed to help. Any suggestions? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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