difficult child is shutting down again. She has a project that she is way behind in in Biology, and she worked on it most of the weekend, and all she has left is the reference page. And, she is not going to have it done. She is asleep on the chair. She told me tonight that she does not want to go to school. I just hate this so very much, and do not know what to do. She says that it is because it is boring. I tried to talk to her about all of it, but she shut down. Refused to even open her eyes. I am so overwhelmed. How do you help someone who does not want to help themselves? How do you help a child to "get better" if they won't try? I want my girl back. Sorry for the whining. I just need to vent sometimes, and husband just won't listen anymore. I am sitting here with tears running down my face. difficult child is still so sad and anxious. She even told her psychiatrist this. Her psychiatrist just wants to wait until the 9th to see if her medications help or not. Her goal in IOP was to not be soo sad. Talk about tearing your heart out. I want that magic wand. Whomever has it right now, could you please send it my way. Or a stronger set of armor. Mine has been battered lately, and am now in need of a stronger set.