psychiatrist asked me to chart difficult child's moods. The form he gave me is called NIMH Child Life Chart Method. It feels too clinical to me. I can't seem to figure out how to chart his moods because they seem all over the place to me. I don't like charts like this because they are subjective. I am much better at just listing what I see as I see it. For example how would I chart this??? (this is hypothetical) difficult child woke up super hyper, then he calmed down and ate breakfast and watched cartoons, then he wanted to get on the computer and when told 'not yet' he got agitated for awhile, then he calmed down and watched tv some more, then later when his friend wanted to leave, he got agitated and started hitting him, then when friend left got explosive and had to be restrained for an hour - then started hitting himself and saying he was stupid and wants to die, then he was calm and started working on a project so much that he seemed obsessed with it and started demanding we buy him supplies and help him with it, then when we said no he blew up, then he gave up and started poking his brother and running around irritating everyone, etc, etc, etc. I cannot possibly rate that with these categories: ACTIVATED: Severe High Moderate Low Moderate Mild NORMAL: WITHDRAWN: Mild Low Moderate High Moderate Severe Any suggestions?