Why does my child “pretend” to forget things she already knows?

Why does my child “pretend” to forget things she already knows?

If your child struggles with anxiety or has been through some tough stuff in their short life, you may have said this to yourself recently.

“She used to be able to do say the entire alphabet, now she messes up.”
“He will do it for his teacher, but not for me.”
“Yesterday he did his job, but today he pretends that he doesn’t know what to do.”
“She went for months without an accident, now she is wetting her pants every day.”

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