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I'm a divorced mother of two boys, ages 7 & 9. My sons will stall unendingly with anything that isn't really fun. It makes it really hard to ever accomplish doing anything. Example: We need to leave by 11:20 for a function that's pretty boring for them, but important. I started at 9 am with a run-down of the day, with reminders every half-hour of what we are doing. Getting dressed, fed, teeth brushed, food in the crockpot and leaving is interrupted with, "I wanna show you my cartoon," "Look at my game," sword-fighting, basketball, endless "I don't know how's" and "I forgot's." Of course, we left at 11:45. Help.

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