I am new to the site and am loving all of the information you all share, I have found several beneficial tips already (day one!) My son "AND" we'll call him is just 5, it all started the night after he was born, he would not nurse, he would not sleep, he did not want to be held, he did not want to be left alone, I (we) spent that night crying my eyes out alone in the hospital thinking "what have I done?...this is not what it's supposed to be...babies are supposed to be snuggly and warm?" he was diagnosed with "colic" he spent the first 3 months of nights propped in a battery powered swing, swaddled, rocking his nights away, he slept soundly and consistently but at 6:00 in the morning he was up and he didn't stop being demanding until 10:00 at night. Family and friends laughed it off "this is what having a baby is about, this is normal", but I KNEW it wasn't. He spent the first 9 months with his grandparents (VERY fortunate to have that resource at the time!) then I decided it was time to give grandpa and grandma a break...and we started down the path of being kicked out of 4 daycares in the last 4 years, back and forth between daycares and grandparents. Being told over and over "we weren't providing enough structure...consistency...discipline in his life" (I'm going to have "structure, consistency and discipline tattood on my right hand ....right below a certain finger From 6:00 am to 10:00 PM my son is "on" there is no turning him off, there are no breaks, you're on your A game at all times or he leaves you in the dust. I'm in the dust ALOT. I'm losing my A game. My husband is a fabulous husband and father, we are a team through this. We are working closely with a Dr, who-bless her soul, believes WE ARE providing structure and consistency and proper discipline, we just need some tools to help. "AND" will go to kindergarten this fall, we are nervous and don't know what to expect and don't know where to go to get answers about how to integrate him into school and maximize his educational experience, I've been proactive and called the school to see what I should do to prepare him and all they say is "oh...we'll have an open house in the spring...we'll have refreshments!" "WTHeck? Like I care about refreshments?" Noone seems to want to address my concerns BEFORE they become issues, just wait until he gets there and "see how it turns out" Does anyone have any suggestions for starting those conversations and transitioning a child with a mood disorder into the public school system?