Just a quick vent. difficult child has been doing very well as of late. She's been responsible, less rude, and almost human at times. She has Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) which comes with memory deficit - it mimicks short term memory loss and she "forgets" things eaily and loses anything of value. So for the holidays I bought her an $80 winter coat she desperately wanted and we couldn't really afford. I asked her yesterday where it was and she doesn't remember where she left it but knows it is not in out house. Then she calls me last night from her friends house and tells me she lost her phone at the mall (This will be the THIRD time replacing it inless than a year and another $50 we can't afford!) I was very calm and did all the "right" things. i didn't blow up at her and I am trying to embrace the whole "natural consequences" thing. So she doesn't know how upset I am - probably a good thing she spent the night at the friends house! So, yes, I handled it well. There was no blow up and I know there really isn't much I can except replace the phone (and have her do extra chores as a method of helping to pay the phone off) but boy it makes me angry!!!! I have to replace the phone beacuse she will die without it. I homeschool her and it is her only contact with the outside world most days. I'm thinking of making her a velcro suit so I can just stick everything to her! Thanks for letting me vent!