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When Dad is home, Alli is highly encouraged to get into the shower before 9:00 p.m. Then she is strongly encouraged to get out of bed in the morning the minute her alarm goes off.
Yes, executive function tasks are strengths for my husband, but they are not a strength for my daughter. He has a linear sense of time, her sense is circular, wavy and spiral!
She is looking forward to leaving home and attending college this fall (go, Redbirds!) where she can be on her own schedule (hope she realizes freshmen are more likely to get 8am classes) and make her own decisions about food, sleep, showers and level of mess in her room.
Will the next few months be rocky for all of us as we try not to tell her when to wake up, go to sleep, and highly encourage her to get to school on time?
Will she be successful this fall?