So it's 4 AM and I can't sleep at all - My daughter was suspended today from 2nd grade for kicking a fellow student as well as being disrespectful to the principal and school therapist. Her father and I have been dealing with her ODD and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) for at least 5.5 years. She is currently seeing a therapist and is on 150 mg of Zoloft. I have been advocating with her psychiatrist to look more closely into the idea that she may have bipolar. (I have bipolar disorder - diagnosed at 18, 39 now). She can be very violent (as I'm sure you are all familiar with) but also deals with low self-esteem, suicidal ideation and has said some disturbing things (for example; she said that if she didn't get chosen for princess to a contest - chosen by drawing, she was going to "stab that woman in the neck" Her dad and I have done everything we can thing of to try to help her and I just don't know what to do anymore. I'm very afraid that she will be expelled and don't know what I do at that point? I've looked briefly at alternative schools - but they are manly for kids at least12 and up. and my gosh, the price of some of these programs is as much as $150,000. That's more than my house is worth!! I guess I'm hoping to find that I'm not alone and to see what worked for your children. Thank you for listening.