I am new here, so be gentle. My son is 11 and has ADD. He is medicated. We don't take vacations from his med because his behavior goes to pot when we do. I am generally an organized person that does not procrastinate AT ALL!! His procrastination, defiance, and excuses are driving me CRAZY!! I jsut ask that he read for 30 minutes a day. I have told him to do it in the morning. I go to work, I have a sitter for him and his 2 siblings. Tonight, I asked him to read for his 30 minutes (most of which he watches the clock). He asked if he could read for 12 minutes. When I told him that his desk chair should be cleaned off he gave me an excuse about the clothes on it. Maybe I am PMSing or something but this is really bugging me. I finally called the EAP at work to have my son come in and talk to someone, I probably could use it too, I am sooo frustrated. I try to help him develop some compensation but he isn't able to stick with them. My husband has ADD too and has the same problems. He is also medicated. I had to let go of any control that I thought I had for his issues. I don't know how to do that when it is my son. I read your postings and know that I am headed down some of the same roads and I don't want to go there. I want to avoid those roads. Frankly, I want to FIX him. My two other children are in advanced classes getting a's and b's. I know it must be difficult for him to be sandwiched between these other two kids but who is going to acknowledge my difficulty and frustration. I swear, I want to ring his neck!!!