Nothing like finding something new to worry about with difficult child. Although, sometimes I feel like it's just looking down the road for what we'll have to deal with next too. My difficult child is doing very well overall. But he is still unbearably cranky and crabby - unhappy much of the time. But not nearly as angry and defiant - and no violence or aggression. The mood swings have leveled out to a great extent, he can stop and use coping skills much of the time, he can back down and handle small consequences that he does seem to learn a little bit from. Why I am worried: A lot of times I can see him battling with himself to do what's right. difficult child is never truly happy (I know, state of mind too). He may be satisfied or be willing to live with something; but not happy. He may laugh and joke with other kids - but he's not smiling at the same time. What I've seen in the past is that this type of period (although it is truly the best we've ever had) is as good as it gets. As soon as something causes him stress or worry - he's down again and it's a long way up. Is this stability? Is this still low grade depression of some sort? Funny, easy child worries constantly over difficult child being so unhappy.