I have no idea what to do with difficult child 1 anymore. She is now flat out refusing to go to school and now she's refusing her medications. She already missed Wednesday and Thursday this week and now today. The blood work results came back from the doctors and it turns out she does not have a bacterial infection at all. So the antibiotics were for nothing. Who knows what was causing the nausea IF she's even telling the truth about that. But now that the results have come back, suddenly her stomach issues have gone away. Now she's just refusing to go to school because she doesn't like it there. She's been asked about the teachers and other kids there. She states that she doesn't have a problem with either. She just doesn't want to go. Last night I had a talk with her and told her she has to go to school or the school will be putting her on a contract. She said she doesn't care. Let them put her on a contract but she still isn't going because she doesn't "feel like it." They have the whole week off for Thanksgiving and she is telling me she may go back after the break is over but she will not go now. This morning I tried to convince her to go to school by offering to buy breakfast at McDonald's. She still refused. So I took easy child to McDonald's and left her at home. So now she's missed school three days this week. Now she's even refusing her morning medications. Yesterday my mom called her and reminded her to take her Trileptal. She asked my mom if she would pick her up and take her to the boy's and girl's club. My mom told her no, absolutely no way. If she was going to skip school then there was no way she would take her to the club to spend time with her friends. She then told my mom she was refusing to take her medications because she my mom wouldn't pick her up. This is the second time she has refused her medications. My mom told her she would be admitted to the psychiatric ward if she went unstable. I reiterrated to her that I had no problems taking her to the mental hospital should she have another manic episode. Once again, she said she didn't care. I don't know what to do with her anymore. I knew the day would come when she would decide to stop her medications. How do I force them on her if she refuses to take them? I feel so helpless right now. Being a single parent is so hard when I have no discipline back up. I feel bullied. I feel like difficult child is calling all the shots and running all over me. I hate to threaten to send her to her dad's, but if she doesn't shape up, that's exactly where she is headed. Now she's even cussing at me and refusing to do anything. How do you make a child do something when they are so strong willed that they refuse? I just don't know what to do with her.