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My son age 10,ADHD non-medicated is bored out of his mind! I need help! If we are not going out ,he is just plain board! We live in the top floor of an apartment complex and was wonderin if you guys have any ideas,on what he can do to occupy hisself without going out and spending money

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  1. #1
    maria
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    My son age 10,ADHD non-medicated is bored out of his mind! I need help!

    If we are not going out ,he is just plain board! We live in the top

    floor of an apartment complex and was wonderin if you guys have any

    ideas,on what he can do to occupy hisself without going out and

    spending money all the time?I play with him cards and games but once

    Ive had my 3rd round,I'm tird of playing but he still wants to do

    something and starts saying I'm so board,I'm having a boring summer!

    What can I do??
















  2. #2
    lisa griffeth
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    I don't have any real answers...But your email did make me remember when I usedto complain during Summers that I was bored. My mother didn't like to hear that at all, and to complainwas a sure fire way to be sent outside in the Summer heat to pick up sticks and pinecones from the yard until I was "un-bored"....it didn't take too many trips outside in GA heat until I became a world class reader of chapter books!(and a very quiet child in general)LOL





    Seriously, good luck. I would suggest a Summer reading program at the library or designated "quiet" time like I have for my busy 7 year old. It may not help them much, but it gives me great joy to know that I have 1 1/2 hrs of quiet time daily while she colors/reads/watches tv in her room with the door closed. I'm ready for August 1 and school starting!


    Like your son, she's wanting to be on the move every second of every day...





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  3. #3
    Lucy Anderson
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    Do you live near theatres?

    Free movies

    http://www.amctheatres.com/smc/

    http://www.regmovies.com/nowshowing/....aspx?state=WA


    Geocaching.... http://www.geocaching.com/
    (I don&#39;t have a GPS device, but I know people who do it without)

    Lots of museums and sightseeing stuff in my area have free days if you hunt hard enough:


    http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/Visit/visitSAM.asp (you have to search around to find the Free days - here about the middle of the page you can see the free schedule.


    http://www.seattlehistory.org/visit.cfm - First Thursdays free

    Your parks department should have some display of events - we have a comedy lady that puts on plays in the parks (free) and she is AWESOME.


    We also find stuff like Mutt Strut - a dog show for non-pedigree dogs - had fun watching them do their tricks and other stuff - all free if you aren&#39;t registering a dog.


    On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 12:30 PM, maria <secretwindow-jd1@sbcglobal.net> wrote:








    My son age 10,ADHD non-medicated is bored out of his mind! I need help!

    If we are not going out ,he is just plain board! We live in the top

    floor of an apartment complex and was wonderin if you guys have any

    ideas,on what he can do to occupy hisself without going out and

    spending money all the time?I play with him cards and games but once

    Ive had my 3rd round,I&#39;m tird of playing but he still wants to do

    something and starts saying I&#39;m so board,I&#39;m having a boring summer!

    What can I do??






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  4. #4
    Jenza
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    I am have a daughter who will be fourteen on Monday with ADD and it is impossible to keep her busy, it has always been that way until I got her involved in summer sports. It tires her out and that way she doesn't drive me nuts all day long. Particularly a swimming lesson in a.m. at a local pool helps so much. I put her in them every year just to get her the necessary exercise so she calms down during the afternoon. Exercise is so helpful with the ADD. good luck Jen

    lisa griffeth <apiamama@yahoo.com> wrote: <TABLE style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt;COLOR: #000000;FONT-FAMILY: arial;BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff;" cellSpacing="0" cellPadding="0" background="none" border="0"> <TD vAlign="top"> I don't have any real answers...But your email did make me remember when I usedto complain during Summers that I was bored. My mother didn't like to hear that at all, and to complainwas a sure fire way to be sent outside in the Summer heat to pick up sticks and pinecones from the yard until I was "un-bored"....it didn't take too many trips outside in GA heat until I became a world class reader of chapter books!(and a very quiet child in general)LOL Seriously, good luck. I would suggest a Summer reading program at the library or designated "quiet" time like I have for my busy 7 year old. It may not help them much, but it gives me great joy to know that I have 1 1/2 hrs of quiet time daily while she colors/reads/watches tv in her room
    with the door closed. I'm ready for August 1 and school starting! Like your son, she's wanting to be on the move every second of every day... Lisa G.

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  5. #5
    Stephanie
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    Regarding the $1 movies, another chain, Cinemark, is also having these:

    www.cinemark.com



    Stephanie

    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Lucy Anderson" <lucy.fortin@...>

    wrote:

    >

    > Do you live near theatres?

    >

    > Free movies

    >

    > http://www.amctheatres.com/smc/

    >

    >

    http://www.regmovies.com/nowshowing/....aspx?state=WA

    >

    > Geocaching.... http://www.geocaching.com/

    > (I don't have a GPS device, but I know people who do it without)

    >

    > Lots of museums and sightseeing stuff in my area have free days if

    you hunt

    > hard enough:

    >

    > http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/Visit/visitSAM.asp (you have to search

    > around to find the Free days - here about the middle of the page you

    can see

    > the free schedule.

    >

    > http://www.seattlehistory.org/visit.cfm - First Thursdays free

    >

    > Your parks department should have some display of events - we have a

    comedy

    > lady that puts on plays in the parks (free) and she is AWESOME.

    >

    > We also find stuff like Mutt Strut - a dog show for non-pedigree

    dogs - had

    > fun watching them do their tricks and other stuff - all free if you

    aren't

    > registering a dog.

    >

    >

    > On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 12:30 PM, maria <secretwindow-jd1@...>

    > wrote:

    >

    > > My son age 10,ADHD non-medicated is bored out of his mind! I

    need help!

    > > If we are not going out ,he is just plain board! We live in the top

    > > floor of an apartment complex and was wonderin if you guys have any

    > > ideas,on what he can do to occupy hisself without going out and

    > > spending money all the time?I play with him cards and games but once

    > > Ive had my 3rd round,I'm tird of playing but he still wants to do

    > > something and starts saying I'm so board,I'm having a boring summer!

    > > What can I do??

    > >

    > >

    > >

    >










  6. #6
    mem68
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    I have a 10 yo also.He has play time w/ lots of plastic toys or kitchen

    items in the tub. This gets him clean,relaxed,use the water to water the

    vegs or flowers.

    Do you have a park near by? We have a free water park and free outdoor

    movies once / month. Boy's Club? Boy Scouts?

    Library-books,pc,movies,DVD,magazines,crafts.

    There is always QUIET TIME for both of you. I enjoy this.

    Friends over.

    Visit the Pound-taking old newspapers,old towels or rags,

    Donate and visit our Daily Bread that feeds the homeless.

    Garage sales,thrift stores,Goodwill,

    Ck out search for free movie sites.

    Tell him about when you were a chld.

    Teach him how to cook,grocery shop w/ coupons,

    Open up a savings account for him and let him go in by himself and do the

    deposits.

    Play I SPY from the top windows.

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    > My son age 10,ADHD non-medicated is bored out of his mind! I need help!

    > If we are not going out ,he is just plain board! We live in the top

    > floor of an apartment complex and was wonderin if you guys have any

    >








  7. #7
    Lilmouse22
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    This letter brought back memories of the 1940's. I made the mistake of telling my mother one summer day that I was just soooo bored...well it didn't last long. Mom presented me with a bucket of warm water and Spic and Span, a couple of my dad's old tee shirts and a detailed list of all the paintI was to wash. Also reminded me to take the rags out to the kitchen sink,run clean water through them and wring them out before proceeding to the next room. if the water was dirty, change that as well. You can bet I was NEVER bored again until I got my own home and could be bored and read all day once in a while!

    But, for your son, how about some modelling clay, or a cheap set of acrylics and a big sketching pad, or a bunch of old magazines, scissors, a glue stick, and either a sketch pad [cheap ones from $ store] or even an old kids picture book to "recycle" and some suggestions for scrap books..ie: pets, funny things, cars and motorcycles and other "boy" stuff, or just a jumble book with whatever he likes.,

    I'm sure you will get some other ideas but those might keep him happy by himself for awhile.
    Paula from Upstate NY

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    Ann Garner
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    At 02:30 PM 6/5/2008, you wrote:

    >My son age 10,ADHD non-medicated is bored out of his mind! I need help!



    There's some wonderful computer games out there, specifically the

    jump-start line. Not only are they fun, they are educational. I

    know, I've played them with my nieces and nephews Anyway, if you

    watch yard sales and thrift stores, you may be able to find them

    quite inexpensively. Check with your library. I know ours actually

    has video movies and some computer games that can be checked out like books.



    Ann in Arkansas










  9. #9
    annette lisenbe
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    I would look into craft projects for boys, like a woodburning kit, model cars or

    planes.

    Annette



    --- On Thu, 6/5/08,

    From: maria

    Subject: Budget101.com : APARTMENT SUMMER FUN ADVICE NEEDED

    ,I'm tird of playing but he still wants to do

    something and starts saying I'm so board,I'm having a boring summer!

    What can I do??








































  10. #10
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    how about learning chess? There is a great british web site that has games, hints, curriclum and tests..http://www.chesskids.com/ and the DK books have a great how to book for kids. maybe there are some other kids he can play with in the building. start a group.
    pick up guitar...or another instrument for that matter. We bought a yamaha keyboard at a pawn shop, and headphones. one of those kind that professions use that has special effects.
    maybe get a mouse and get one of those mouse cages that he can change like a maze. Does anyone know what I mean? They are plastic in lots of fun colors and you screw the pieces together?
    We love building sets. The erector sets are very cool and he will learn alot putting them together. or knes has solar stuff, now..
    learn shortwave radio if he is able to yet? Maybe morse code?
    I find at 10 and ADD, he will need a lot of different projects he can jump back and forth to. I would hold some projects back and present them down the road, too.
    One of the best books I ever read was called something like the lazy way to entertain your kids. can't remember the exact title. The idea was to start a bunch of boxes, go to yardsales. one box for legos, one for crafts, onfor games, one for baking, etc. Pretty soon you have different supplies, all organized, for fun ideas. cheap, too.

    When I google for the book, I don't get it but I found this http://www.magicalchildhood.com/crafts/lazymom.htm
    anyway, HTH, elyse



  11. #11
    maria
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    I would love to teach my son to play chess as he is sure into it from Harry Potter! If I can get my hands on a Wizards chess it would be even that more attracrive to both of us! I learded back when and have forgotten how to play but I loved it! So it willbe some thing we both can get into! What are DK books?And if you ever remember the correct name of that book,Please do let me know!! Thanks

    elyseandjoe@bellsouth.net wrote: how about learning chess? There is a great british web site that has games, hints, curriclum
    and tests..http://www.chesskids.com/ and the DK books have a great how to book for kids. maybe there are some other kids he can play with in the building. start a group. pick up guitar...or another instrument for that matter. We bought a yamaha keyboard at a pawn shop, and headphones. one of those kind that professions use that has special effects. maybe get a mouse and get one of those mouse cages that he can change like a maze. Does anyone know what I mean? They are plastic in lots of fun colors and you screw the pieces together? We love building sets. The erector sets are very cool and he will learn alot putting them together. or knes has solar stuff, now.. learn shortwave radio if he is able to yet? Maybe morse code? I find at 10 and ADD,
    he will need a lot of different projects he can jump back and forth to. I would hold some projects back and present them down the road, too. One of the best books I ever read was called something like the lazy way to entertain your kids. can't remember the exact title. The idea was to start a bunch of boxes, go to yardsales. one box for legos, one for crafts, onfor games, one for baking, etc. Pretty soon you have different supplies, all organized, for fun ideas. cheap, too. When I google for the book, I don't get it but I found this http://www.magicalchildhood.com/crafts/lazymom.htm anyway, HTH, elyse


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    oops, k'nex. it is a toy that goes together as a building toy. They have a carousel that the kids can put together, add solar and iot will turn when you expose it to the light of a lamp...http://www.knex.com/. sorry!
    DK = discovery kids. I don't know how to do the tiny url so if you go to amazon and put in <SPAN id="btAsinTitle">Chess for Kids (Paperback)by <FONT color="#003399">Michael Basman (Author) .

    Another good one is <FONT color="#003399">How to Beat Your Dad at Chess (Gambit Chess) <SPAN class="ptBrand">by Murray Chandler. kids love the title...
    <SPAN class="ptBrand">if you go to the british web site, this is alot of stuff there, too. This is what I ran my chess club with. 44 boys!!!! If the boy comes in telling me he knows how to play chess, I just gave hima test from the site. tells you exactly where they are at.
    <SPAN class="ptBrand">Elyse



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    mem68
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    My son learned to play chess at the library w/ a group that was learning.
    You can also find chess to play on line.
    [quote]
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: maria
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    Sent: Saturday, June 07, 2008 5:33 AM
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    I would love to teach my son to play chess as he is sure into it from Harry Potter! If I can get my hands on a Wizards chess it would be even that more attracrive to both of us! I learded back



 

 

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