I haven't been around in a while, and I only arrived very briefly last spring, so I'll post my story (briefly) again. My difficult child was diagnosed with ADHD (impulsive/hyperactive) and anxiety. Her issues show up when she is in a challenging situation and/or doesn't get her way. She will cry, yell, scream and even will go so far as running and hiding under furniture or throwing herself on the floor and having a full out temper tantrum. She is EIGHT. Her behavior was so bad that she was kicked out of her private, religious school and put into public school last school year. It was 4th and final grading period when she started her new school. Her teachers, the principal and the school psychologist there seem to have a better handle on things but . . . School has only been in session for 7 days and she's already had two incidents. She was fine all summer and at day camp (she was no angel, but there was none of this running away, hiding and throwing herself on the floor in the clutches of a full blown tantrum). Now, it's happened twice at school, once when she didn't get her way or believed she had been slighted and then today, well, I'll just post a bit of the teacher's email: She's currently seeing a psychiatrist and a cognitive behavioral therapist. Her therapist has suggested that we remove white flour from her diet and stick to mult-grains and add a lot of additional protein. Of course, her therapist didn't offer any menu planning or books or anything that would help with this. Right now, I'm frustrated, tired and bitter. I cannot take the phone calls and emails for another year. I can't keep dealing with this. I'm at work and had to take an early lunch only after I'd spent twenty minutes crying in the bathroom. husband/her dad is no use because he'll just get super upset and freak out when he finds out she freaked out again, so I have no one to talk to and no support. I deal with this on two fronts and I'm just about at the end of my rope. The thought of going home, packing a small suitcase and just leaving them to deal with other and fend for themselves over the long weekend is very tempting. I'm not sure what I'm looking for here. Advice? Understanding? I don't believe that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I'm convinced that my daughter will be high school outcast who can't get dates because she acts like she's in elementary school. She's never going to be normal. She's never going to be right, and honestly sometimes I just want to give up trying.