I work as an ESL assistant. I have a lesson twice a week with this K girl. One day alone, one day with another boy from her classroom (they get different hours for ESL help) She is an extremely bright girl, from Pakistan. She obviously has a bad case of ADHD (not diagnosed). Everything gets her distracted. We already changed location where we have our lesson, I try to bring as little materials with me as possible not to get her distracted. She still gets very distracted! It comes from inside of her. She is too curious. She is a tough nut! It's hard to get her to talk. However, the biggest challenge I have with her is the same problem I had with my son when he was her age, which caused me to doubt myself as a mother, as a teacher, you name it. Hey, it came back now, and this time around I'm hoping to learn how to get better at it! How do I describe it! Defiance? I don't like to use this word If you don't delve deep into this problem, all it looks like is a child refusing to do what you ask. Or, does the opposite of what you ask. However, I know by now what she girl knows, what her strength are. When I ask her to point to a picture of a fox in the picture book that we are reading, she looks at me with this miscieveous sparkle in her eyes, as if she's saying to herself: "let's play! you want me to show you the fox. I don't want to show it. Let's see who wins!" And so, we begin the game. I would ask her in a stern tone of voice, in a soft, in a playful... Sometime she shows or does what I ask her, however, I'm never sure when or if that would happen. Sometimes, it happens the first time I ask. Sometimes on the 4th time. Sometimes, doesn't happen at all. I wish I knew of some techniques to try out with her to hopefully get better results.