My daughter is 8 1/2 years old. She has a 117 IQ and a huge vocabulary. She can tell a story to rival classic literature in length and complexity. She is empathetic to a fault. She has a strong alliance to cats and dogs. She has a strange behavior of acting like a cat. Hissing, crawling, clawing, hiding, holding her hands up like a sitting up animal, and other odd cat-like things (no cat box).
She was suspended 3 times in kindergarten and was placed in isolation school for 20 days. She bit, kicked, and stabbed kids with pencils, she trashed her entire classroom, generally terrorized the class. She cut her hair under the teacher's desk and later told that the teacher "ripped it out". We changed towns because I couldn't get people to accept her or her sisters after that.
While at a cousin's party, she acted so strange the other kids ignore her and that hurts worse than the teasing.
We are searching for others dealing with this. Someone said Asperger's maybe. Do girls have that? We are North Texas.
Oh, while I was pregnant, the alpha fetal test said Down's Syndrome. I had an amniocentesis that came back normal. She looks normal but small, size 6 when she is 8 1/2. She is the youngest of three girls.