Pat on the back

Tell someone you’re proud of just how proud you are.


My Luka-boo

You have been always been a little chatter box and can talk the ears of an elephant!  Imagine our surprise when your Grade 1 teacher (and every teacher after that) told us that you are very reserved in class!  For the past five years I have had to endure teachers telling me that they need to drag answers out of you and that you would never put your hand up to answer a question.  Year after year they keep complaining that you can’t focus or sit still in class.  I have had to hear countless times that you are disruptive in class as you keep chatting to friends, but don’t want to participate in class discussions.  Do you remember how many times we’ve spoken about this?

Then came Grade 5 with more subjects, more assignments and more responsibility.  Of course it also meant you having to stay after school for detention.  We tried all forms of discipline and it would work for two, maybe three days and then we were back to square one.  I honestly thought that I was failing you  miserably as a parent and that there was no hope left.

Then we discovered Mindset and out world was turned upside down, hey?

Your report card came and I nearly jumped through the roof 🙂 but we still had the dreaded parent-teacher meetings ahead of us 😦

I sat outside each class, nervously waiting on my turn, and watched as parent after parent departed with long faces.  My turn came and I kept our tablets secret, because I first wanted to hear what they had to say.

“Luke has suddenly started to blossom into a child which truly reflects his intellect”

“Luke has changed and is suddenly offering answers, every time”

“Luke has become a joy to have in the classroom”

“Luke has undergone a huge change during the holidays and he has not once been written up for disruptive behavior”

Then I brought out the trump-card: Mindset!  They were all united in saying that, whatever happens, I should not stop giving the tablets to you.  the deputy-headmaster even said that he has seen a bigger change in your attitude, behavior and performance than on any child who was ever placed on Ritalin.


My angel, I am so proud of you!  I cried all the way home and still want to cry when I think about everything we have been through to get here.

My trooper, you soldier on and finally we will be able to see what you are really capably of!

I am proud of you sweetie-pie!


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The miracle that is Mindset


Do you remember the slight breakdown I experienced a month ago? The one about Luke and his school work? I am glad to tell you: crisis averted! Thanks to SevenPointFive Mindset my little trooper is a changed man!

When I went for my initial blood work Lauren told me about Mindset and how it helped for her and her children. Their website offers more stories of ADD and ADHD sufferers who have benefited from Mindsent. If you find yourself in a similar situation, do yourself the favor to look it up.

I started Luke on the Mindset on the first day of his exams. For the first couple of days I had him on 1 tablet in the morning only. As we got to the more difficult subjects I upped the dose to two tablets in the morning. From the first day I could sense a change in his behavior. He was generally calmer, more relaxed and less prone to moodiness. The biggest change, however, was that he would be done studying by the time I got home from work and I only had to do revision with him. Every day I asked him how the exam went and he gave me a very nondescript “OK, it was fine”. Of course I was still nervous at this point as I did not really know how to interpret his answer.

This week we will be getting report cards, but for starters they had been given a view of their marks. Social Science (history and geography – which caused the melt down in the first place) was at an average of 35%. His result for this exam: 70%! That is a 100% increase in one subject! PSW (Personal Social Well-being) is up from 56% to 63%. Needless to say, I can’t wait to get his complete report card.

If you find yourself in a situation where you or your children are suffering from lack of concentration or focus, irritability or you simply need to study for an exam or prepare for a big meeting, I would suggest you find your nearest supplier of SevenPointFive Mindset.

And no, just in case you were wondering: I am not being paid to write this review nor have I received any products for free. I will gladly pay for the products for I long time to come.

Thank you Lauren at SevenPointFive for suggesting Mindset, it’s been a life saver!