Hello Everyone, First, thanks for sharing everything. I can't believe I didn't find this site sooner. I've been looking on others and some were helpful, some totally O/T but fun until I read way to many "perfect children" things...you get the drift. Anyway, wantd some advise on how to react to a rough situation tight now. My daughter (recently traumatized in the most horrible way you can think of) has a binge eating disorder that is triggered by stress and anxiety. She never totally has it under control but there have been patches of success with it. Recently, she "fell off the wagon" big time. This disorder is like being a drug addict. No consequence will stop them when they are on a binge. She has been caught numerous times over the years stealing food from other children, begs and pesters other children for $ and their food, etc. This time has been the worst ever. She has been outright taking food (like ice cream bars, etc.) from children at school right after they buy it and running away with it. She has alienated all of her closest friends (the few that she had) by "borrowing $" and never repaying it. Most embarrassing, she goes to an elite academy for an extracurricular program where they are very strict and I n ever thought she would get away with anything but she was recently caught rumamging through other girl's bags in search of food. They told on her to the principal of the school and she denied it of course with no evidence (because she ate it I guess). I told the principal everything about what had been going on (very difficult to do), she was understanding even though I thought they'd kick her out for the theft. Dilemma is that now an entire level (grade) of kids are gossiping a/b her (2 levels above hers, I think) and we are in a very uncomfrotable situation. These other children don't know of course about her issues and they have a right to be angry about her going through their things and taking their food. They whisper and point as we walk by or attend any kind of even held by the professional company. How should I react? We're under a tremendous amount of stress as it is and this is just icing on the putrid cake.