Well, the schools are closed here in California due to the air being thick with smoke from the fires and 200 teachers in the school system itself having been evacutated. Needless to say, keeping difficult child inside with no school and poor air quality has been a wild ride. she's been trying to control everything by "not doing" anything I tell her to compensate for the loss of routine in school. Why is it they always kick you when you are down? I also had a crazy DREAM that I saw a doctor finally for her medications and the doctor gave me like 10 bags of a few pills of each and told me to try them until something worked. Is there some kind of medicine out there for ODD only? If not, I will be hard pressed to do any behavior modification, as daily battles with difficult child have left me reduced to a wimpy, whiny baby. I have to beg her to do everything and her temper and screaming has spread to easy child. I feel like all I can do is whine whine whine until her appointment on the 31st.