Hi! Sorry I've been so "amongst the missing" contingent! I've mostly been kicking around the ECZ Forum because time is constantly fleeting (who's isn't? lol!). Anyway, I have a question about planning the summer when you have a child in RTFs or RTCs. difficult child 1 is currently in a psychiatric hospital and will be put in an Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) after they/we have decided an an appropriate placement. In the meantime, I'm trying to figure out what to do for the other difficult child's throughout the course of the summer. As it stands right now, I travel about 2 hours every Saturday each way (total 4 hours) and visit with him for about 3 hours. Saturdays are shot. Sunday is baseball with difficult child 2 for about 3.5 hours (incl. travel time). I was thinking that at the end of the summer, I'd possibly take all of them (except Evie, she'd stay with my sister) white water rafting down the Delaware River with a campout. How do you suggest I handle the arragements with difficult child 1. I'm not wanting to make this placement punative - I want it to be presented to him as beneficial. As side note: I had another neuropsychologist done and in 3 years time his IQ has dropped 20 points. But the debate between OMRDD/OMH is still raging. Gotta love the mental health systems in NY!