starting kt on a stimulant. Didn't want to mess with her stability; also didn't want kt to believe there was a pill to "fix" all her difficulties. Because there isn't. And in the end I believe he's right. psychiatrist wants a report a month or 2 after school starts to see how she's doing. However, he & kt talked for 20 minutes or so. He told kt now is the time where grades are really important. And that kt is an intelligent young lady who has come a long way. She can, if she chooses, read her assignments (with help when necessary), or write her reports, whatever is asked of her. I sat back, listened & had little to offer (I'm mom & not cool enought to encourage kt right now). kt walked out of psychiatrist's office beaming. On the other hand, kt showed her typical teen 14 y/o girl antics. psychiatrist looked at me & said "aren't 14 y/o girls a PITA? kt kept asking what's a PITA, what's a PITA? psychiatrist looked at kt & told her to stop talking ~ told kt a PITA was exactly what kt was, just like his 14 y/o daughter. If kt thought that she & husband were arguing, kt should hang around his house. And he is a professional mental health care provider ~ he's ready to strangle his daughter. kt just laughed & said that what my dad says. I guess we have more typical teen things going on & that's cool. psychiatrist feels we should continue using PCAs, Integrated Listening Systems (ILS) workers, whatever we have on hand. This will help kt stay on task & keep maturing. kt asked why it wasn't helping for wm; psychiatrist didn't & told kt he didn't have an answer for that. wm was just being wm. It was one of our better & more optimistic appts with psychiatrist in a long time. by the way, being chauffered to & from a psychiatrist appointment is wonderful ~ mental health case manager is ready to do it again in December. I'm getting a bit spoiled here. I think I deserve it. How about you?