Hi all, I decided to join this group because sometimes I feel at a lost and I feel like some of my family members (who love us with all their heart) just don't understand. I have two girls ages 12 & 6 and I am in the process of having my 6 year old tested for ADHD. The Clinician right now says that it is more than likely that she has it. They haven't done the IEP exam yet (if that's what you call it), but they are getting the paperwork done. At first I thought my child knows exactly what she is doing and can control what she does cause she at times will laugh when being chastized and that will drive anyone crazy. ADHD does run in my husband's family and it was always in the back of my mind but now I know is the time to get her tested. I am finally starting to understand that my child does have a hard time staying focused, cannot sit still, just has a hard time in general. Her teacher doesn't understand because she knows that my daughter is very intelligent and smart, but can be very disruptive at the same time. Trust me she is very intelligent, my girl can read her sister's books like it is no thing. She is good in math, but she can't stay focus. It's almost unbelievable when you look at her homework and then hear her teacher say that my daughter just scribbled especially knowing she can do the work. I asked that teacher that instead of calling me every Friday reporting to me what my daughter did if she can do a progress report daily. She just started and that way I can deal with the issue when I get home. My question though, am I suppose to punish my daughter for the being loud in class (not disrespectful or anything like that) but just dancing, making noises. She can be sweet, but can be disruptive. I have been putting her on punishment but don't think that it's really working. I have been learning to have patients with her and it's getting better at home without me having to yell like I use to, but I want it to get like that in her classroom.