difficult child leaves this morning to go to Tule Lake California. He will be back Thursday. They have been studying WWII, and apparently Tule Lake was on of the sites of the Japanese internment camps. He is so excited. Tommorrow they will spend the day as the Japanese did and eat similiar food and so on. I love this school, they have "no tech" field trips. No cell phones, games, mp3's, just a camera. I would go nuts on the drive without music, but I can see where that keeps many problems at bay. I am so excited that he gets to go on this fun stuff and his behavior has been such that he can go. His IEP has mostly behavioral stuff on it, one of them is that when he is involved in an incident, he will be able to give the other person's perspective and why what he did would be upsetting to them. He has done this most times! Last year he never did it. The teachers love him, the director(aka principal) loves him, and he loves this school. He is still very definately a difficult child, but is so much better (nekkid chicken dance to ward off board curse). His therapist might be starting DBT with him--she is a big fan of this typ of therapy and while it was originally developed for borderline's, from what I have read about it, it may be a really good thing for him. She says he is doing so much better than he was last year, can identify his feelings, and that was one of my main goals for him. When my depression was at its worst, I was sitting in the living room and he turned to me and said I looked so sad. I was blown away. He used to never be able to see past himself. So let's hope this trip goes well. I am actually not too worried about it, how could I be not a little worried?