I'm just wondering what the chances are that we won't have to deal with CD later on? We are approaching the end of two weeks with the focalin and behavior management, and we are seeing a difference. We are down to one or two tantrums per day, which is definitely a success. I guess each kid is different... On a different note: Yesterday our "sweet-baby" boxer dog, Francis (9 years old), had a seizure and couldn't make it to the door to let us know he needed inside. Long story short, he never recovered and we had to make that hard decision... difficult child and her sister decided that we couldn't let him suffer any longer--that if we really loved him we needed to do what was best for him (pretty heavy for a 6 and 8 yr old). So, we came home without him. difficult child sobbed all evening, as we all did. I'm worried about what this is going to do to her emotionally, but I guess kids are more resilient than we think?