Apparently the school was looking for that million dollar answer. How do they deal with the tantrums? How do they punish the threats he makes when in the midst of a total meltdown? Are the threats in the midst of a meltdown part of his disorder? Is his sleeping part of his disorder? What is his diagnosis - does he really fit bipolar, etc, etc, etc? And the doctor told them all the same things I have. So, as unproductive as it really was, in the scheme of things, the doctor backed me 100% of the way. And St2, I am getting him re-evaluated. I, too, am still looking for answers. I don't think yet we really know what we're dealing with, so I will drag him to more docs to see if we can find out? Pretty Boy kept hanging onto the threats, etc, and I probably screwed up by telling them that when difficult child has been aggressive and hurt things, his targets have been small animals, and he is very different when he is like that - it is not a sudden change to a dark side or something you don't see coming or a flip-flop in the midst of a meltdown. His entire demeanor is different and he even physically looks different. My intent was to tell them that it won't sneak up on them, despite his big "I'll kill ya" talk, but to say you can see it coming. But I think it just scared them. Oh well, I tried. Oh, and they wanted to be sure the doctor was aware that he has sleep issues, that he eats things that aren't food, and that he's making threats, etc. Uh yeah, she knew.