My daughter is showing very definite signs of ADHD at home and at school. She is highly creative and extremely smart (she goes to a resource room for an hour a day to work on upper level things, this is relatively new), but has very disruptive behavior at school and frustrating behavior at home. She can't listen, she can't sit still, she constantly interrupts, she is highly emotional, she can't focus on a task or homework, loses things, can't keep her room clean, and the only way I can get her to sit thru a meal is with the TV on. Her father and I would like to move forward in getting her tested but friends and family think she's just acting out because she's bored at school, tension between her dad and I, diet, etc. I am not the type of mom to panic or jump to conclusions. I have done my research, and everything points to ADHD but I'm being confused by my friends and family. I need an unbiased opinion.
One more thing.....if the behaviors are at school and in the home, that makes me more adamant that you do the evaluation. School is one dynamic, but the home is another. She is consistent with the behavior, so I think being bored may be slightly less of a reason why she is behaving this way. Best wishes.
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