Our daughter is driving us crazy. For about the past 4 school years now we have begun the school year with a "honey-moon period" after a pretty good summer where the summer was so nice and peaceful that I forget how manupulative she can be that everything blows up in my face at about this time. You would think that by now I would be prepared. I actually was waiting for both shoes to drop this year and last school year too but even so, I was still shocked at the extent of what she'd done. Every year, she gets worse. Her behaviors escalate. What really peeves me is that I warned the school, I gave the teachers my contant info., each and every one of them, and yet they did not contact me. Instead, I was bombarded with bad news all at once in the span of about 8 days time beginning with the PE teacher, then the cross country coach, then a parent from the school that I teach at (embarrassing!!!), and finally the school police calling me at my place of work. The police aplogized a bunch for not notifying me sooner when I relayed to her that I knew nothing up until that point either. (My daughter had been running a money scam for several days at least a few weeks prior.) Anyway, I'm sick, embarrassed, and disgusted by the whole thing. This is not the first time she's stolen. My son used to do the same thing. They begged, borrowed, stole, passed themselves off as poor, etc. We are middle class people and far from poor and have given them everything!!! It makes us feel terrible that they are behaving this way!!! They are bottomless pits. No matter how much we give them, they are NEVER, EVER satisfied. We understand this is a condition of attachment disorder, however, we can only take so much. Also, it's the lying and deceit that is really so hard to live with. You have no idea. She is increasinly disrespectful towards others for no reason at all and very, very mean, She makes us feel sorry for her on the one hand telling us she only wants to have friends, but then we see her when she things we're not watching, and she is so mean to her peers. She cusses, she's cruel, and she puts them off. It's shocking. She confuses the other children so that they don't want anything to do with her.