difficult child has a history of insomnia (insists there is no problem now) and of waking up on school mornings feeling sick. She's missed a huge amount of school in the last few years and was off for a whole month before Christmas vacation for various ailments. She has failed the entire first semester of high school. It is my belief that she needs to stay on a strict sleep schedule - getting up early and going to bed early - even on non-school days. She always has more trouble after Xmas and Spring breaks - I think because she gets used to sleeping late and then suddenly she has to get up at 6:30 am and it feels like I'm waking her up in the middle of the night. She has two weeks before school starts again, and I talked to her AGAIN about it. But I forgot - I'm always wrong. She insists it doesn't make any difference and if she tries to go to sleep earlier she won't be able to, and it's better for her to sleep late and get as much sleep as possible now so she'll be recharged when school starts. And stop trying to talk to her about it all the time because it's really upsetting her and I am WRONG. And it's vacation! so she should be able to sleep late. I told her that's for people who haven't already spent the last month and the whole summer in bed. By the way, I'm taking two weeks off starting next week, and I am prepared and willing to get up early to wake her up on my vacation, if that's what it takes. She just refuses to change any habits that I know from experience hold her back physically and mentally, and to me, this is a person who seems unwilling to lift a finger to get better. But to her, I'm just wrong. She says she's trying, but to an outsider it sure wouldn't look like it. She is the most pig-headed person I've ever met. You can't make her do anything. Rewards, punishments, nothing affects her, but if you pressure her too much, she crumbles and stops functioning at all. At least she's taking the medications and going to therapy without complaint now. We just went up from 10mg to 20 on Celexa and I think I see a little change.