I have a very bright, social 10 year old girl. She does well in school, has many friends, and is well liked by her teachers. I just had a conference with her homeroom teacher this afternoon, who suggested to me that she feels my daughter is ADHD because she's so talkative. She has no other behavior problems, is friends with everyone, and makes good grades. I'll admit, I don't particularly like this teacher, because I find her to be very passive aggressive, so I'm trying very hard not to completely dismiss her suggestion on the grounds that I just don't like her that much. My son, who is 4 years older, was diagnosed ADHD at age 6. I know the symptoms look completely different in boys vs. girls, but what led us to have him tested were much more problematic behaviors such as impulsivity. While he has had great success with a low dose of medication 1x per day and behavior modification, I just don't see the same struggles taking place with my daughter. There are one or two nagging behaviors that worry me though. First, she is an extremely messy child. Her room always looks like a bomb went off. She also has a very bad habit of picking at her skin, to the point that she often creates sores where there were none before, typically on her arms and legs. She usually does this when she's bored, but if she's wearing long pants or sleeves, it's not a problem. Could this be a nervous habit? Is it something I should be concerned about? The messiness honestly isn't as much of an issue for me, as I'm sure most kids' rooms stay that way a good bit of the time. She seems to have great self-esteem (she's a tomboy) and gets along with literally everyone in her class - even the kids who seem to have trouble getting along with everyone else. She plays sports, loves art and animals, and plays two instruments. Should I just focus on motivating my daughter to work harder to control her talking in school, or should I be more concerned? We don't have any trouble with her at home, and her friends' parents always tell us she's welcome anytime at their homes because she's so sweet and well-behaved. I just don't want to overlook something.