Ok so I have been hearing everyone recommend the explosive child and I think to my self my difficult child isn't real explosive so it wouldn't help me out. I am at my whits end and decide to get it through Amazon (I do a lot of shopping through Amazon) and read it just because. Guess what I found out it does relate to my difficult child because when she isn't angry (not super explosive but vocal) she is Implosive - low and behold it is the same concept. I told her therapist I watch her shut down during certain events and I describe it as going vacant. Now I am excited to read the book because it is all relevant. I am posting to let people here know not to let the name of the book fool you! I know what I will be doing all weekend reading this book. I just wish it were that easy to solve my growing list of problems! Dumb ex husband, dumb Neuro testing rules, dumb lawyers, dumb people that can't see the truth that my difficult child needs help. Keeping my fingers crossed that her new psychiatrist isn't one of the "dumb" ones, we go on Tuesday and I am hoping he is going to be able to help figure out the ADD issue. The is there or isn't there an ADD issue that is the question! Wow if ex wasn't so idiotic (better word than dumb) and so self centered he would see testing is something much needed and in difficult child's best interest. Guess you need to be loving and involved to worry about those things. If there is away to get around the issue I will certainly find it! Sorry this turned into a rant didn't really mean to do that. Have a great weekend! Hugs to all.