Hi. I am new to the site and am hoping to find some answers or even just a place that I can vent to someone that understands what I'm going through. I have a 15 yr old boy that suffers from ODD and ADD and who knows what else. He is incredibly smart but lacks motivation for EVERYTHING! Even things he wants to do. And getting him up for school in the morning is like pulling teeth!! He just doesn't think it's important to get to school on time. For example, this morning I called him for probably the 100th time and he was already 15 minutes late, to tell him he needs to leave for school, his answer was just "OMG Mom, I'm going to be late for school, the world is going to end, right?" He has been late 16 days in the last month. I have tried punishing him at home and revoking priviledges when he doesn't get there on time but it doesn't seem to bother him. He takes medications for a sleeping disorder and is usually in bed and asleep by 10 - 10:30 every night so I know it's not that he was up all night. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to motivate him and get him to see that getting to school on time is important??? he has a talent show this week and I've even thought about pulling him out of that but is that fair to the other kids in his band. Please Help!!