I'm seeing so many huge changes in ktbug. So much maturity. It's like everything she's been taught, all the interventions, therapy & Residential Treatment Center (RTC) stays have kicked in all at once. kt has been very responsible with doing her chores daily, setting up & taking her medications; she's very involved in her treatment planning & is working with her psychiatrist. kt called psychiatrist herself to check about a side effect. (Who is this child?) In the meantime, she is slowly, ever so slowly, earning back some cell phone privileges & is accepting the limits I put on her phone with-o arguing. Internet access is only in the kitchen when we are in there together. I gave ktbug $100 to shop for school clothes; she spent time with a calculator in the dressing room. kt came home with 4 new tops, 1 pair of jeans, a skirt & a cardigan sweater. Total $104 & a few cents. I covered those few dollars. So far she's not lost it for quite a while (except when wm visited). Earlier this spring there were issues @ school. It will be interesting to see her back at school & if she begins the "attitude" again. kt has asked me several times when she could learn to drive. I think she's been asking for over a year now. I told her that anger management was non negotiable. Taking her medications on time everyday was non negotiable. Grades had to improve ~ she's heading in the right direction in that area. kt passed the mandatory reading requirement for her h.s. diploma with flying colors. Way above grade average & above the state student averages. I'm considering signing her up for driver's education. What is your criteria for allowing your difficult child to learn to drive?