Last time I was here we were going up on his Risperidone. He was having serious bouts of aggression (pulled a knife on his sister, cut my finger). He now takes one and a half of Risperdone. Plus the Celexa and the Intuniv. Surprisingly, to me anyway, it worked. We had no major tantrums, aggression or outbursts. We did have a bit of cursing. gave him a journal and told him he could write whatever words he wanted to in it. When he was anfry he could write ANYTHING. And he would NOT get in trouble--but the words could not come out of his mouth. He was excited about the journal. Drew a ton of Star Wars pictures in it. Then, (lol) a week later he brought me a page he had torn. He said "here. I wrote this but I dont want it in my book anymore". He wrote this after a fight with his mortal enemy (his words). His 11 year old sister. "My sister is a dumb pissy ugly sh*t faced 8itch. and my brother is a mother f*****" OMG. Where did he hear all these words in all these scary combinations!? There has been less "journal" writing. But he has been telling me "I *almost* said a bad word". We then high 5 at his ability to keep it inside. Teachers have noted more "manners" in class. Getting a little more work done. He is refusing to participate in PE. The Coach told me he will fail this six weeks. WHO the heck fails PE?! Sigh. Carson also failed his benchmark tests for Writing and Math for this years Star test--he has to pass or he will not promote to 5th grade next year. They want him in tutorials. He doesn't fail becasue he is stupid or can't learn. He's failing because he is hurrying. He wants to be DONE. Or he feels pressured and just shuts down. His Math teacher thinks tutorials would only be a hindrance. Cause more anger and stress towards Math. I had my kids a LOT during the Christmas break. Ex had to "work". Fine with me...just more entries on the calender where he couldn't take them on his time--and asked me to. I'll try and post more now... glad to be back on the board.