Ok, this one is a biggie & I'm definitely looking for advice on this one! My 7 year old will be starting 2nd grade in the Fall. But all throughout 1st grade Alli struggled with 2 main things: 1. he ability to pay attention & stay focused during class, which her teacher was WONDERFUL about working with her, knowing of her ADHD, and would try to alter certain things for Alli (i.e. allowing her to work independantly vs. with a group of other kids so she can focus easier, etc.) BUT, then there's the social issues, which is really where I struggle. My baby, bless her heart, does not TRY to alienate other kids but in the end she does because she is bossy & very much "we have to do things MY way" & the way she can talk to other kids at times, honestly, I wouldn't want to play with her either! But she's only 7 so she doesn't see or hear herself or recognize the need to change any of her behaviors. And I have tried several approaches with her, I've tried the compassionate route, saying all of the "motherly" things like "if kids are mean to you, just walk away, that will upset the other kid more because you DIDN'T react to whatever mean thing they said", etc. But then there are times where the ADHD in me has ZERO pacience for it & I will hear the way she talks to her brother & sisters & I've said to her "See Alli, this is what I mean, if you talked to ME like that I wouldn't want to play with you either" Not to be cruel but to make her try to take responsibility for her actions and realize that not everything is everybody else's fault. But again, she's so emotionally sensitive & I don't want to make her feel any worse about herself! I just don't know what to do!