Considering your daughter was a class ahead at creche, I am assuming she is a year younger than her current grade 1 classmates? Despite developing quickly academically, her emotional maturity is likely that of a child a year younger than grade 1. This means her ability to cope with stressful situations is not as advanced as her peers and she may feel overwhelmed without any means to cope on her own. For this reason, I generally suggest bright children remain with their same age peers but be given extra work to keep them stimulated, thereby avoiding the need for distracting and negative behaviours.
Whether or not this is ADHD will require an assessment; however, if there are emotional barriers an assessment will not yield a true reflection of her abilities. It is important to remember that problematic behaviours are not only symptomatic of ADHD but also of emotional distress; children of such a young age cannot verbalise negative emotions.
As it is still early in the year, you can consider placing her back in grade R with her same age peers; yes this will initially cause some emotional heartache but once she is in an environment where she can cope, this will quickly dissipate and she will be much happier. Alternatively, you can provide her with additional support to rectify the difficulties she is experiencing at the moment, however, this too can overwhelm a child if not handled carefully.
I suggest discussing your options with the school principal and teacher.
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