We went fishing with some friends yesterday. Before everyone met at the fishing hole, they were at friend's son's birthday party. I was unable to go to party as I was working, but went fishing when I got off work. difficult child started being a difficult child, so I went to deal with him, got him redirected and other boys mom says to me that difficult child really listens to me better than anyone. You could have knocked me over with a feather. I have always felt that he never listens to me, but I guess I am wrong. I even asked her is she was sure, and I got a rock solid yes. I always try to mean what I say, and I guess it must be working. On another note, he has been off his daytrana since the beginning of July, and I do think he needs it. Especially if he does anything other than be at home. The stims seem to help him be able to make better decisions and to be calmer. Without them he is always in people's personal space, and will not quit anything. I talked to psychiatrist about stims at the last appointment, and we both agreed that difficult child needs a "break" from stims as when he is on them for an extended period of time he gets more anxious, his appetite diminishes quite a bit, and he gets some Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) like behavior. This happens after several months, and if he is taken off the stims for a week or two and then put back on them they help again and the bad behavior is gone. This does not make much sense as stims are supposed to be a 24hr medication. psychiatrist said he has seen that before with other medications like daytrana, and while it is not common and does not make sense, difficult children do not always make sense now do they?