Hi ev1, I haven't been on this site in a few months. The holidays usually are so busy for me and my family that I don't get much time to myself. I hope ev1 is doing okay. I have not taken the time to read up on any of the past posts so feel free to PM me and catch me up. We are doing rather well here. We have had the occasional tantrum and attitude, but with guidance from The Explosive Child, I believe my husband and I are able to handle these better than in the past. My difficult child is doing rather well in 3rd grade(considering). We just got report cards and he is pretty much holding his own. Question though: If a child does well (like gets 100% on modified spelling tests) but does not use the proper spellings for those words in writing assignments, should he/she be receiving an A in spelling?? I don't think so. Anyone care to post thoughts?