Kamara - posted on 08/16/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
How do you motivate a child that has so much potential to do more, to be concerned, get motivated, and to strive to do more inside/outside of school? My son has ADHD and there are some factors that contribute (plus there is extreme laziness) but overall, he could be an A and B student if he applied himself. Everything he does is mediocre but with a little more effort and motivation, he could be at the top of his class. When I talk to him, he says he doesn't care about the grades, he doesn't want to do anything MORE than what is asked in an assignment, doesn't extend himself in any area at all in terms of interests outside of school either. I want to know, is this what is typical of boys? Children with ADHD? And suggestions on what can be done to help motivate if anything?