I have a wonderful, smart, funny 7 year old daughter and we are in the process of having her diagnosed with ADHD. For the longest time my husband and I attributed her issues to just being a phase and we thought she would grow out of it. It finally "clicked" with us this school year that all of her behaviors match up with almost every symptom of someone having ADHD. As soon as we came to this realization, the next day we got a call from her teacher because she had the same concerns. She struggles to focus and get any work done, constantly moving around in class, nothing holds her interest, always talking, she assays interrupts and has virtually no patience. At home we see those things as well and she also has tantrums, the kind you would expect of a 3 year old any time She doesn't get her way. She gets easily frustrated with herself and becomes very upset easily. The thing is, she's super smart, when she can focus she knows exactly what she's supposed to do on her homework and gets it done quickly, and she reads at least a full grade level ahead of her classmates. But just today we got a call during school time from her teacher because she was not doing any of her work, she wasn't even starting her work. Her teacher says she is a sweet loving child at school and she can tell she is loved and loves her life. Its really only at home and out in public with us that she lashes out and has tantrums. We're so frustrated and sad and lost. We don't know how to help her or what we should be advocating for at school. We don't have her appointment with her doctor for another 3 weeks and things seem to be spiraling downward. Any help or advice?