Today I received the second phone call from difficult child's teacher. Plus, I've been to the school to have a discussion as well. It helps me to know that the teacher knows I'm being proactive and trying to get help for difficult child. It's just so draining all the time. I know you all know the feeling. I've taken her to a new psychologist twice in the past two weeks and go again next week just me. I've also got her set up to see a psychiatrist at a university clinic in January. I know the psychologist doesn't fully understand her but when she asked me if I thought difficult child was spoiled I looked her straight in the eye and told her we were not having that conversation. That I am not going to accept being blamed any longer. She got the point. My phone call today was about physical aggression on the part of difficult child. She grabbed and pinched a classmate yesterday and after talking to the teacher about not doing it, she did it again!!! HELLO?!?!?!? I don't get it, but this is her. And she did it again today to another classmate. The thing is too, my difficult child is a big girl. probably 8 inches taller than most girls in her class and she is strong. She is already not very well liked. She has no close friends. I know some of you have said it's taken years to get a proper diagnosis. How do you cope in the meantime? We're going camping this weekend and part of me does not look forward to it. Words of wisdom? Encouragement? Recipe for hot mama juice? (actually, I already have a good one) The only person I talk to who seems to really get it is my therapist. Thank God for her.