Aloha from Hawaii: I am a mother of three children (20, 10, and 5). Like many out there, I have 2 normal children that have typical growing issues, but nothing a good talking can take care of. My 5-year old however, have been giving me thoughts of getting her tested from a very young age, perhaps as young as 2 or 3. She has always been "naughty" as we thought, but as a mom, I see her as "different" and not sure exactly why she chooses to do the things she does or why she just doesn't listen to what I tell her. I've had many, many endless talks with her where she completely takes me to the ends of my rope with her endless "I don't know, I don't know, I don't know" replies to everything. As a preschooler, she had no problem. I took her to school and she enjoyed being there; of course she had the typical issues of talking out of turn and so forth, but for the first time, I felt like things were on a "normal" path. This year, she is in Kindergarten and she has made all of our lives absolutely crazy! I have high blood pressure and fight (I mean literally fight) with her each and every morning and its the same thing everyday! I took her to school this morning and as we neared the corner of her classroom, she starts screaming and crying hysterically. I take her backpack from her and explain to her that if she chooses to cry out like that, she will draw attention to herself and it will start her day off in an even worse way. As I walk into her classroom (to put her backpack down), she starts yelling and screaming while all her classmates stare at her. Her teacher takes her from me and tells me to leave. As I release her hands off of my blouse, she continues screaming and yelling all the while her teacher is scolding her to stop crying and that she will be okay if she just stops crying. I KNOW something is going on with her and more and more, as I surf the internet on behavior issues in young children, I see that a majority of the bullets under symptoms or signs of behavior impulsivity is what my dear daughter is experiencing and taking us along for the ride. Can someone please lead me in the right direction, as a new mother experiencing such a journey? I know there resources here, but I need someone to tell me step by step what to do and how to take each step. Is that possible?