Hi everyone some of the other sites I visit have turned into ghost towns and reading some of these posts I think I have a lot in common with many of you. Think I might have found a new hangout. LOL Mr. 24 is doing pretty good these days working PT & attending college (psychiatric major), it's been a couple years since he knocked any holes in my walls but I figure still qualifies as a difficult child because by the time he was 4yo he was on his 4th daycare - one 26 years in daycare business and he was one of the leading factors in her decision to retire. Ms.14 loves animals and is very artistic - had her 1st psychiatric hospital stay when she was 6yo, in past year has been psychiatric hospital X4 and medical hospital X3 (she's had a rough year). 14 psychiatric hospital stays total so far - fingers crossed we get a couple months off this time. I'm sure that the alphabet soup I have for a diagnosis in my signature for her is a little confusing so here goes Bipolar, ODD, adHd, Hypothyroid, Asperger's & Schizoaffective Disorder - somewhere along the line they swept the PTSD & Sensory Integration Disorder (SID) under the rug or piled "bigger" diagnosis's on top and squished them (not sure which) Anyway it feels sometimes like they threw alphabet soup at the wall and diagnosis'd everything that stuck! Ms.12 very sweet and helpful but cries an awful lot - hasn't required inpatient yet - she's more implosive (where Ms14 is explosive) diagnosis BPnos, ADD, Central Hypotonia & Learning Disability (LD)'s (borderline CI & dyslexia) Anyway this is us and as a matter of survival I try to find some humor anywhere I can. I look forward to getting to know you all.