Sarah - posted on 10/04/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )
Hi all! at the request of a dear friend I'm dropping in to say hi and ask your advise...
My daughter has ALWAYS been an outspoken, determined, outgoing person. People always comment on how she'll be a politician or a lawyer. So obviously these traits can be a positive BUT they can be and are some times a negative. When she was younger and couldnt sit still or stay quiet it was attributed to her age. As she got older in elem school when teachers always sent notes home because she wouldnt stop talking in class and didnt finish work it was attributed to being social and outgoing. But now that she is in 6th grade and all these behaviors are still present despite punishments, discapline, rewards systems and guidance I am starting to wonder more and more about ADHA.
Now I'm considering having her tested and I'm worried. Am I jumping to conclusions? Grasping for straws? Will she grow out of this? People tell me "she's a smart girl, she cant have ADHA"....but that sounds like a bunch of bull. What does intelagence have anything to do with it?! The pamphlets I read all point to her, the articles I read online point to her. Help!!