i'm in the long process of trying to find a new therapist and frankly, consolidate services in one place. the place i'm trying to get difficult child 2 into seems to think that its normal for an 11 year old to be pulled out of school 1X/week at 10:45 am. (keep in mind, i do not live 5 min away from this place, so essentially, the entire school day would be shot). they have been relentless in pushing this time slot and dont seem to understand its literally impossible. also keep in mind this is specifically a childrens place, no adult pts. we are on the waiting list for an appropriate slot, but the place calls me daily to discuss this 10:45 appointment. they keep reiterating that they will give her a note, and it will be excused (so what? what about the classwork she'd miss, among other things) she is not in crisis, this is just for routine therapy. i kinda find the whole thing bizarre, and i was just wondering if this kind of thing is commonplace. i do realize tdocs cant practically start their day after school, but one would think, if thats their population, they would start much later to accomodate the school aged population, wtih a few afternoon appts set aside earlier for the under 5 kids.