just want to cover your ears and not hear anything else because you think you just can't take one more thing? That's how I am feeling right now. I want to hide my head in the sand like an ostrich! I want to run away and say I give up I give in! difficult child has continued to do horribly at school with his behavior and, is really not available for learning. We are looking at another possible hospitalization because the depakote isn't working at all and we are possibly looking at an Residential Treatment Center (RTC) setting if that doesn't help. Even if he doesn't, he will be doing 1/2 days at an alternative school in the fall. We are trying new interventions and hoping things will begin to help. We had a huge meeting today and lots of things are going on which is good but it is almost overwhelming. In addition, I have what seems like books of paperwork to fill out. Oh, and we are weaning him off the Depakote because it doesn't seem to be doing anything for him. Sigh Let's not forget easy child/difficult child who we thought was doing better. It seems she is getting more work in yet we just received her progress reports which is all Ds and Fs. We have spoke with her school counselor, she is also seeing her regular counselor. We are trying to do whatever we can. Her mood around the house has been somewhat better but apparently school is not going so well. husband just talked to her and she was in tears because she said one teacher said she was doing so much better but on her progress report wrote that she isn't doing anything. She probably has lots of work to make up for when she wasn't doing any and I don't think she is attempting to make up her work-just to stay current. O.k. sorry for the vent/whine-just needed to get that out-thanks for always listening!