difficult child is still struggling with attendance at her new school, and this week she has missed every single day so far. Two days she missed the bus because she was taking too long in the bath and couldn't get out in time. The other days her ulcers were flaring up and giving her problems. The school principal just called me at work and she is NOT nice! I explained difficult child's problems to her, including her physical ailments and her psychiatric conditions. She was not understanding at all. She asked me, in a very haughty, demeaning manor, if it was true that I work in the attendance department at another school. My heart sunk when she asked me that question, because I knew where she was going with it. When I confirmed to her that yes, I do work in the attendance office, she threw it in my face. She told me there is no excuse for my very own daughter having attendance problems based on what I do for a living. She demanded doctor's notes for all of difficult child's absences. Now she wants to meet with me next week to discuss difficult child's attendance. She threatened the district attorney on me. Now I am really freaking out. I thought this school would bring about changes in difficult child, seeing as she says she likes this school much better. Just when I thought we were taking one step forward, she takes two steps backwards, and now I am getting in trouble for it.