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When we take a closer look at the nature of non-compliance, it’s easier to understand why children with ADHD or LDs aren’t motivated. For example, if your child has low self-esteem because they feel like they haven’t been able to do anything right, it can be hard to feel motivated to do something a parent asks them to do. Also, if your child has a lot of anxiety, it may be hard for them to do something because it hasn’t worked out the way your child was expecting in the past. Those two things can sometimes lead to a fixed mindset. So how do you shake things up and motivate a child that runs up against these challenges? Dr. Liz Simpson and John Willson discuss.

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