This reply was originally posted by user cmullen17 in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
I second what boomer told you. At school, there are 20-30 other children, all are talking, making noise, dropping something, laughing, crying. It is overwhelming to our kids. Has the school psychologist observed your daughter? I was shocked when they observed my son in kindergarten — his attention span was about 30 seconds. Meds have been the only way to help my son, but all the experts agreed that he has severe ADHD.
Having said all that, he is now 11 and much more able to self-regulate, but he still could not without his medications.
Working with teachers and the school has been paramount for me. Some years were great, some a real struggle. But we are their advocates, so we have to do it.