I personally don't think so.............but time may tell. Aubrey, who will be 8 in 3 days, is very smart. Maybe too smart for her own good. Time will tell on that one too. lol Aubrey does very well in school without much effort. She's reading about 2 grade levels above her peers. This is reading AND comprehension. So it's not just the words. Know what I mean?? Well, Aubrey catching on to things easily is causing issues in the classroom. Especially as far as reading. Nichole was getting emailed, noted, and called to death from her teacher over Aubrey's inability to stop talking in class. Nichole did explain to Aubrey time and again that her talking can make it hard for the other kids to learn. Other than that.......she told her teacher it is a school issue and needs to be dealt with at school. She won't be punishing her at home. Nichole also tried to tell the teacher that it might be that Aubrey was bored to death as it took her less than 5 minutes to finish her work and then there was nothing left to do. Aubrey is a carbon copy of her Mommy, who is a carbon copy of me. Although it seems Aubrey might have gotten a wee bit more of her Nana's personality tossed into the mix. As I hear Nichole talk about her, as I watch her myself.......it's like I'm seeing myself when I was a child. Aubrey is sweet, considerate to a fault, kind hearted, creative as all get out, big on thinking outside the box, smart as a whip, I suspect inherited my photographic memory, ect ect. The flip side? The child give new meaning to the word stubborn, willful. If she sets her mind to something it is nearly impossible to get her to change it. Negative discipline does not work with Aubrey 99.9 percent of the time. Positive reinforcement along with explanations as to why she should do such and such works much better. Aubrey views rules the way I do, unfortunately as it is going to cause her issues from time to time. Rules are fine and good when they make sense, otherwise.......they will be ignored. Turns out Nichole had to out stubborn the teacher on the whole what happens at school stays at school thing, while stressing repeatedly that the child was bored out of her mind. Finally realizing that Nichole wasn't going to give in, the teacher decided to compromise. Once Aubrey completed her assigned reading, she could read something from the library or brought from home. Aubrey has been reading chapter books for months now. The teacher was a bit surprised. When they did their reading assessment for the end of the year..........teacher was stunned Aubrey was so darn far ahead of her peers. Well, duh. Letting her read her chapter books solved much of the classroom issues as the teacher would praise her for not talking in class. Together they found compromises for other subjects. All was going well until Nichole gets a phone call from the teacher. Nichole is not quite sure of the details. But it seems Aubrey freaked some kids out on the playground by biting herself pretty hard on her arm and telling them she wanted to drink blood. There was a boy she was playing with that bit himself as well. Teacher was concerned it might be an "issue". Nichole talked to Aubrey and Aubrey did not want to talk about it, said she was just playing. Nichole knows Aubrey well enough to know if she doesn't want to talk about it......well, then that is that. Teacher didn't want to let it drop. Nichole told her if she was that concerned then to let Aubrey speak to the counselor at school but she herself was not that concerned about it. Aubrey likes vampires. It could be that is what she and the little boy were playing. Or heck, this is Aubrey.......she could've just wanted to freak the kids out. lol (little does she know the things her Nana used to do to gross out teachers and students alike......her Mommy as well........we have an odd sense of humor in this family) Doubtful she actually wanted to hurt herself. Her bite mark wasn't even enough to leave a mark on her skin any length of time. And c'mon.......Aubrey is a wuss when it comes to things hurting, not gonna happen. This teacher has been trying to tell Nichole all year she thought Aubrey was ADHD.......while Nichole said it didn't matter as she would not treat her for it. Now because the child bit herself on the arm she seems to think she might be "disturbed". omg So Aubrey is going to have a chat with the counselor. (oh to be a fly on that wall lmao) Nichole is not worried. I am not worried. Even IF Aubrey is ADHD I see no reason for treatment. She does just fine. You just have to keep her occupied which is really not that difficult if you use some common sense. I think the teachers intentions are good.......but to be honest this is her first year teaching and I don't think she has the experience to really know what she's doing. Given some of the experiences I've had with school counselors........this might get interesting before the year is up. I just hope the counselor is a good one. Aubrey is enough like her grandmother to just mess with her mind for the fun of it. Like I told Nichole, Aubrey is very definately an independent thinker. Nichole may be shifting roles from easy child/difficult child to warrior mom.