I am going to take Midwesternmoms advice and post an introduction thread about me and my family. I posted a thread and also a few posts, but since I am new I thought I would post a few things about me/us. I am 44 and my husband is 43. When we got together 16 yrs ago, I had a 6 yr old daughter who had been diagnosis (at the age of 5) with ADHD and Borderline personality disorder. She had 3 yrs of intensive weekly therapy with a play therapist. And it really helped. Now when I talk to people (remember we didn't have computers way back when to look things up) there is no way she could of been diagnosis'd with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) at the age of 5. I agree. As she got older (doing much better now by the way) it was obvious with our convo's that she exhibited more Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Sensory Disorder behaviors and a strong need for routine at the time. I do believe the Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) was a mis-diagnosis's. Like for example.... I couldn't take her to the grocery store EVER. She would flip out, get really hyper (she was like triplets when it came to hyperactivity) and go nuts. When she was older she told me that she did go nuts in the store and have to run down the isle's and touch every box on the middle isle and count them. The sensory/crowds probably also added to the problems. I also noticed the chewing that she did with her fingers that weren't known back then. And she still does it to this day. She also bites the inside of her cheeks. She got preg at 17 with her boyfriend, but we really liked him (he was a really good guy and helped her to stop doing drugs and get on the right track (he is really into health and fitness, which she followed in his footsteps) and they got married and she became a wonderful mother. She does stil have problems with anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and sensory, but she is doing great considering. They now own their own house, have jobs and are very successful. I am very proud of her . I realize all of the nagging, and talking and thinking she didn't listen to me, she really did. But just didn't want me to know she listened to me. Until she became an adult. The only thing is, my grandchild has some redflags for Autism (high functioning) and I saw those red flags when he started turning 2, two yrs ago. The reason I knew what to look for was because my two boys (with my husband) ages 13 and 9 were diagnosis'd with Asperger Syndrome two yrs ago. So it's all in the family I guess lol. Anyway, thats my story. And thats why I am here due to the behaviors of my boys and even my daughter and my grandchild.