But, I am not letting it get to me. I got a call from the school today (can you say PTSD?!?!) and he started out by telling me he had difficult child in his office. I just closed my eyes and tried to maintain an even heartbeat. He said, "difficult child and another student were in an altercation today." YUCK! He called her a name she threatened if he did it again, he pushed, she hit, etc., etc., etc. He went on to talk about suspension and how he REALLY likes my child and knows she is really a good kid, but he had to punish her. He said it was not a REAL fight, but a scuffle So, instead of the normal 5 days out of school suspension - she is getting 5 days in school suspension. difficult child said she could use the time to catch up on school work Why the heck is she behind in school work you ask? Well, because she is almost failing every class. More on that later. Anyway, so here is my difficult child working through her punishment with the principal. They agreed upon it. After he was done speaking (barely with a breathe and me not saying a word) I asked him if she was hurt at all. He said she was fine. I told him sounds like they have it figured out and what did he need from me? He wanted to let me know what was going on. I told him thanks for keeping me informed and we hung up. I feel no stress. It is amazing. Do I hate that my difficult child was involved in a 'scuffle' - yup - but it is her choice and she will pay in some way, I think. Back to grades, this is unbelieveable, too. My difficult child has less than a 70 in every class except English where she has a 100%. Go figure. Only my difficult child could accomplish this one. Thanks for listening!