I discovered today that Brianna NEEDS time limits to do her work. We had been doing that for a while so she'd both get her school work done in less than 12 hours and earn electronics time.
For some reason we stopped timing her a few weeks ago. I SHOULD have noticed this a LOT earlier. Suddenly stuff that WAS taking her a half hour, was now taking more than an hour and a half.
Today I got frustrated at her for how she was taking 40 minutes to copy out 3 words and I blurted out "you have 10 minutes!" BAM! The work got done in less than 10 minutes. Next in line, 4 pages of English work, "you have 30 minutes," she got in done in 34 minutes, but that's WAAAAAY better than the 2+ hrs it would have taken her any other day.
So not surprisingly, we're gonna start using the countdowns again.