Sugar is 17, 18 in February: Bipolar I, Severe ADHD, ODD, Anxiety & Depression. She has a terrible time focusing in school, teachers and Sp. Ed. teachers are awesome and understanding. Sugar gets all hyped to go to school, picks out her outfit, checks the weather, etc.. then gets up and tells me "I didn't sleep last night" or "I don't feel good." It's always the same. I believe she is stressing herself out as she has an extremely difficult time making up missed work, thus failing grades for the most part. School works with her, she just won't do the missed work. She won't move up a grade and will not graduate on time, but those facts, though she hates them, are not enough to get her to school. The longer she is out of school and missing work, the more stressed she gets and so on and so on.... So when she DOESN'T go to school, she lays around the house and does nothing. She is too old not to be more responsible and I just can't figure out how to get things to change. Any ideas?? Me - bipolar II, depression, anxiety - medicated nicely Sugar - bipolar I, Severe ADHD, ODD, Depression, Anxiety - medication stable, lots of bad days and mood swings, of course.