Hi, Some of you may remember me. I remember many of you and your kids. This was the first place I found after my son was originally dxd with odd. He's 14 now and in full blown puberty. So far he's still alive, but some days I wonder if he'll make it another hour. Last week I was summoned to another meeting at the school to deal with his outright refusal to do anything while he's there. This year hasn't been a good year for us. We were evicted from our house two weeks before school started, spent months in motels and transitional housing before finding an apartment only to have that burned down around us by the upstairs difficult child's a month ago and have since been in a motel and now my parents home temporarily while we wait for a new place to be ready. He skipped school for the first time last fall (a total of 10 days in the first semester), was suspended for three days (out of school) for being violent, has been sent home numerous times because of his behaviour, was given in school suspension a few times (a day or remainder of a day in a cubicle) and now tells the teacher "I'll save you the trouble I'm going to a cubicle." without even touching his school work or even being told to do anything. But all in all he's doing okay. I put him back into therapy a little over a month ago (just before the fire) and he's now doing talk therapy instead of play therapy. We took him off the abilify a while back (about a year or so ago) and he's lost some of the weight it caused him to gain and he's still controllable, rarely violent and only mildly obstinant (with me that is, school is a completely different story) most of the time.