The past few weeks have been challenging with my difficult child, however, his grades have been improving and we have not had any outbursts lately. I am signing up for the Parent Project in September and it can't come soon enough. difficult child has 16 days left of this high school year. Get this, he was "expelled" from school this week for sending a text message to a girl he "likes" saying something disparaging about her. Apparently her father read the text and complained to our school. I couldn't believe it. So within 24 hours, I had to appeal the expulsion and meet with the big wigs at the school to appeal. Thankfully, he was allowed to finish the year with a recommendation for counseling. Problem? My difficult child thinks this whole thing is a joke. Our family counselor suggests he remain in the school because it is strict and he needs structure. He just won't take school seriously. I feel like I want to cry. My husband is besides himself. One of my own personal challenges is that I feel frozen and empty and unable to focus on other things. My difficult child's bad behavior is throwing me for a loop.