Originally Posted by dougdirt
The 9-year-old has ADHD, which isn't what I would consider special needs, but as someone who has watched him in the past when she was in the hospital for a few weeks last year, you have to be on him for every task he has to do because his medication just doesn't kick in quick enough.
OK, that changes things a bit, but even if she has to be on him, it shouldn't take more than 15 minutes for the 9 year old to get ready. He's young enough that showers/baths can be given the night prior, clothes can be picked out the night before, once he's out of bed, get your clothes on and head out to the family room. My 4 year old is not the easiest, I sometimes question if he has ADHD, obviously there are levels of severity (I assume), at any rate, if he doesn't wake up on his own, I go into his room at 6:30, take a few minutes to wake him up, get him dressed and have him brush his teeth and he's often downstairs watching cartoons by 6:45 while I attend to his sister.