hi there. i have asked some questions in the past and frequently view the forums for advice but i am still in need of alot of help. here goes. i am a single mom to three kids. ages 14,11, and 8. the two younger are my boys. my 11 year old was formally diagnosis as having early onset child bipolar, add, odd and learning disabilities. was in counseling and placed on medications. my 8 year old was diagnosed as adhd and odd they mentioned bipolar but didnt diagnose him as such. he too attended counseling and was placed on medications. currently both boys are out of counseling and off of medications. we went thru a hardship and lost our home and ended up having to move to another county. they are now on a waiting list to get into counseling to resume their services. (i didnt know you had to be on a waiting list to get muchneeded help) but thats the way it is here. i am also looking for a good doctor here as i am not familiar with the city. the school they are in is so-so i guess. my 11 year old has an IEP and recieves RSP (pulled out everyday for about thirty minutes to review math and reading) but is still testing below grade level(he already was held back once), doesnt do ANY homework, gets very frustrated but they say since he is quiet in class they just let him slide!!!(this is not helping him) now my 8 year old in school is a whole different story, he has already been sent home several times and suspended twice and they all blame me because if he doesnt listen then i must be doing something wrong of course.. he is sent home for talking to much, whistling(he does this 24/7) singing to himself, drawing pictures or whatever and not completing work. or he will ask to go to the bathroom and wander around for a bit before returning to class. his teacher says this is rude uncooperative behavior and puts him to the office where he sits and does the same and gets sent home. this makes him sad cause he likes school but he says it is boring and his teacher is constantly nagging him in fromt of the class. his prinicipal even went so far as to threaten to call his dad(who is not in the home) and when he cried about this he pulled me in the office and said because of his reaction maybe he should involve his dad.(little did he know he reacted this way because there is domestic abuse as well as other violent and negative behaviors that go on over there and that is why he isnt involved) i thought this was cruel. i know i am rambling but i dont have anybody else to talk to and i get so frustrated. i have thought about placing him on homeschool but i really need to go back to work although that is also hit and miss because i cant keep my 8 year old in many because he has "too much energy" for the daycare he was in and they dont know if they want to take himback. any advice or just any words are appreciated. forgive me if i get on here and just start venting but it does make me feel better.