While Difficult Child is probably in her honeymoon phase, I do appreciate her making the effort to get along and go to school. So I sent her this text... Xxxx, I hope you are having a decent day at school. I know we don't talk much as it seems to deteriorate sometimes. Even with all the drama, and hurt, and disagreements I want you to know that you are a very strong person. Everyday you walk in to that school and classes, some of which you know that people or teachers don't respond to you in a positive manner, yet you keep going back. That is strength. I wish there was a way to make the journey easier for you. Some times you pick the more difficult route. Other times you do or say something that makes things more difficult for you. I see you struggle and I want to tell you an easier way. Not because I don't think that you won't eventually figure it out, but to save you pain and frustration. Then my pain and frustration hurts you even more. I hope in the future you can think about what I say and realize that I am trying to steer you towards the path with less rocks, and bumps and even danger. Not every path is easy, and I hope, if you get to a place where going further is just too much, that you turn around and choose a different direction. I hope all this makes sense, and that you realize I want to do what I can to help you get to a level road that is heading in the direction you want to go.