We had our last class Monday night and a nice party. 12 wks. Whew! And on the same day that difficult child has his NILD class. Lots of running around in rush hour traffic. Glad that's over! Everyone brought food. There were 4 presenters. One had bipolar, not sure what the other one had, except that she said she was on drugs for awhile and she couldn't get a good diagnosis until she was clean (shades of my niece). Every time someone announced that they were diagnosed, on medications, and working again, there was a round of applause. I am definitely handling my difficult child better, but not quite as much with-my cousin. She's okay with-me, but the day after I see her, she acts up 10X worse with-her Visiting Angels caregiver and the staff. Don't know if that's a Rebound affect or what. And she can't learn, because she's got memory loss; difficult child can learn. I see progress, if only a little bit. It helps with-my frustration level. Yesterday I got a call that there were cigarette burns in her sheets and blankets, and the nurses tried 4X, with-4 sets of people to get her washed and dressed in the a.m. and she refused. When the head nurse came in, she was buck naked and arguing that she could do it by herself. I'm going to go back and re-read the entire curriculum, and then letting a few people borrow it. I think I'll give it to the Visiting Angels person first. She's usually in the front lines. I'm going to try ONE more time to get husband to read just a few pps, on a weekend, when he cannot possibly say he doesn't have time. And then I'll give up.