I know many of you are still going through difficult times, so I hesitate to post my news. But, as a proud G-Ma/parent, I must. My girl is now a college graduate! She had some very rough years from 12-16 with risk taking behavior, threats to me, running away, self harming, ODD and so much more. Every professional we saw wrote her off as a child who would never amount to anything. After spending 18 months at Residential Treatment Center (RTC), she came home only to have our lives turned upside down by a natural disaster in which we lost everything. In a new city, in a new part of the country, she pulled her life together, attending high school for only one year, then community college and finally a 4 year university. Because of her dyslexia and difficulty processing information, she figured out how to succeed in college by majoring in her talent, dance, and taking only 3 other tough academic course each semester. She graduated with a 3.2 GPA. I am very proud of her tenacity and will to survive and overcome. There were times I felt neither of us would make it and yet, we did. There is always hope. I came to this site as Penta long ago.