Is high tolerance for pain part of GFGness or is it just our difficult child? I would appreciate any advice. So, Saturday this past weekend our difficult child tells me he gets kicked in the sternum by a kid doing a front flip in PE. Total accident! He says his chest hurts. I think it's just a bruise because he hasn't mentioned it till Sat and it happened Tuesday. Tuesday he is practically in tears after he goes running around the pond in the back yard to blow off some steam for the day. So I did some checking and he had some pain in one of his right ribs and I think he might have fractured it. by the way I never got a call from the school about this and it was hard enough to knock him down and make him cry for the better part of PE! He has a male teacher and like most men has the "shake it off" theory. Last night his sister goes in to give him his monthly hug (she is after all a teenager now and can't give evidence that she loves him.) and he comes out practically in tears again which is unusual unless he is raging. I now have to call the doctor to see if he wants to see him and get an x-ray on the poor guy . I sent an email to the principal and let her know what is going on because every time he runs, jumps, bends it hurts severely so he has to stay out in during recess and not be able to burn off energy (y'all know what he's going to be like when he gets home) .