Hi All, I have been having a pretty fabulous summer DESPITE my difficult child. Long stories short, she had gained a total of 30 pound after 2 recent psyce hospitalizations where they just let her eat herself into the ground despite me warning them that she would do this. I've had her on an almost vegan diet and she's gotten 18 pounds off safely in about 6 wks but I can't trust her for even one minue alone. In that same time period, she has binged several times (on candy), run away twice (the police brought her back once in the middle of the night when we didn't even know she was gone), and she is getting craftier and craftier about escape plans, stealing of food, etc. She has been like this since we adopted her and there is no filling up her empty hole where food is concerned. If we just let her eat non-stop and stop fighting her, she would pester people for their food and and beg others and act like a homeless person. (This is what she does at school.) I pack her decent sized lunches (much bigger than what the average person would eat and she even chooses what to put in them, yet she throws them away or lets them rot in her backpack and does the antisocial behavior instead. I am about to pull her out of school and state that I am homeschooling her instead because I am tired of the bad behavior reports from school. She is disruptive, etc. I don't know what else to do. Technically, I work and can't stay home to homeschool her and it will be hard to force her to do it on her own, but she's not doing much at school anyway and failed her state tests last year. I am a teacher and know what it's like to have someone like her in the classroom. It's not fair to the teacher (who's not equipped to handle her) and definitely not fair to the other children that she victimizes. What are your opinions? Please help me.