the board jinx may kick in. kt has been doing well. I think she's the most stable I've ever seen her - psychiatrist really hit on the right medication combo. That with the right therapist & kt's vested interest in becoming an adult is helping. I've been slowly giving kt more responsibility. Teaching her some adult skills (pumping gas, taking a list to the store with money, Integrated Listening Systems (ILS) worker, & having her pick things up for me, setting up her medication box). I'm gently pushing her to accept responsibility for choices she's making - seeing the cause & effect. kt has been getting herself up & ready for school, making a pot of coffee & last week she folded a load of laundry before the bus came (to help out, mom). There are some very typical teen stunts and she's not going over the top difficult child style with them. She's having more dissociative states however they are different - a bit more eerie but less physically aggressive. These episodes coincide with her therapist appts; she's working out her early childhood memories. Right now therapist is backing off a bit before kt becomes too overwhelmed. In the same right, therapist is teaching kt that this is a part of her & she has to somehow come to grips & learn to "stay connected". All in all, I'm very proud of ktbug & I'm learning to relax just a bit & enjoy her company rather than waiting for the other shoe to drop. Thought you could all use a positive update for a change.