Two of my difficult children met the new therapist in the new psychiatrists office yesterday. Youngest difficult child was in trouble for the food incident, disrespect his teacher listed on his chart and behavior that day, but I wanted him in his normal mindset, so I let him play around. Therapist noticed (as did neuropsychologist a few weeks ago) that youngest difficult child manipulates people into thinking certain ways. Like when he was younger he'd say "My tummy hurts, I need a drink." But if you offered him water, he wouldn't take it, he always wanted milk, diet coke or juice, whatever sounded best. *rolling eyes* We caught onto this when he was little and when he'd do it, the answer would always be no. If he asked politely for a drink, the answer would always be yes. Well, he's moved on from that tactic to "Boy, I sure do like cheese." when making him taco salad, rather than asking "Can I have some cheese on my taco salad?" so now we do the same thing. If he is trying to hint at it, we say no, if manipulating, we say no. If he asks correctly, we say yes. Okay, all this being said, my mother has now decided he has that he may have Prader-Willi syndrome. For those of you who don't know what this is, its the syndrome that keeps your body from feeling full (in a nutshell). My youngest difficult child sneaks food constantly at school and at home. I do not believe he has this because it also shows a low IQ, obesity from infant stage on, and so forth. Youngest difficult child has never been obese, even when husband was single living with his parents and difficult child has free reign of the house and kitchen. His IQ was tested by the neuropsychologist and it was like 110. My mother is insistant I ask this of psychiatrist and I tell her, "Mom, if I continue to come up with syndromes that my son may have, the psychiatrist is going to think I'm nuts. He is going to get frustrated and feel like I'm trying to diagnose my son with all these things so I have a label for him." She just doesn't get it. He was in trouble yesterday when she stopped by, so he put on a sad face. He knows she hates that and feels bad for him and then she'll coddle him. Drives me batty! I try to explain he was playing around before she showed up, but she doesn't get it. I just told her a minute ago she needs to catch a clue. I think I worded it "This is said with the utmost love and respect, but you really need to clue into what he is doing to you." Then I went on to explain what the neuropysch and therapist said, even though I've already told her this.