It's just shy of a year since I came here and vented about my ds's problems. He's 8, strong, and nothing's changed. I do finally have some labels (not yet official diagnoses) that can explain him. It only took 8 years to figure it out. Expressive language disorder, developmental coordination disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. His paperwork is "being processed" to go to the psychiatrist. But it's taking too long! I read The Explosive Child and cried over the similarities. Then I cried because I can't see plan B actually working due to the language problems. He doesn't have a split second to think using emergency plan b before reacting. We have 3 useless therapists. I even got our insurance to cover the behaviorist of behaviorists; board certified behavior analyst. Boy was that a mistake! My ds is so "normal" and ahead of her usual clients, that she refuses to see his disabilities. She still has no plan in the works. Once again, it's either on me to get her working with ds, or I'm firing her. Anyway, I'm sure I'll be around a lot picking your brains. I'm sick and tired of hearing from others who claim they'd "never tolerate" some of the things my ds does. Well that's a great theory, but it doesn't fly in practice. I don't "tolerate" even half the behaviors from my disabled older daughter, and it works just fine. Ds is another universe.