I want to thank all of you so much. I've been reading and reading and reading here and it is really helping me to understand so much more. My son is doing great. He hasn't been in trouble for 3 weeks at school. If you remember, when I first posted I was worried about his emotional state. This week he hasn't been emotional at all and I'm starting to wonder now if he needed more time on the medicine or if he was just having some bad times. Saturday was awful but the rest of this week has been great. Don't get me wrong, we still have issues and my anxiety levels shoot through the roof when we can't get him calmed down but he is doing better. Just not getting the calls from school daily is awesome. We go back to the pediatrician tomorrow for a 30 day check up and then to the child psychiatrist next Wednesday (17th). After reading about some of the medications and side affects, I'm thinking maybe the medicine is doing a good job. After all, he is behaving in school. Right? I think my lack of knowledge is the hardest thing about this. I'm also learning that if I don't like what a doctor has to say, I can get another opinion. I am the mother and I do know my child. I almost feel as if I am able to "parent" my child now because I can get his attention. He made two batters of cookie dough last night all by himself. He never completes anything and it is so good to see him feel good about what he is doing. He also brought a book to me the other night and read it. Reading his homework has been a constant battle of "I can't read". The changes are amazing. I didn't mean to get long winded. I just wanted to say thank you to all of you for what you contribute here. It really has opened my eyes to a lot of different perspectives. I'm really glad I found this place.