In my earlier post about our 17yr difficult child, we finally made the decision to send him to a Therapeutic School. I am hoping and praying I am making the right decision.............its the only one I have left. The one that says I tried to find a solution and try to give him the best possible chance at having a normal functioning adult. Are there any books that you can suggest that I read, my parents read, or his 13yr old brother read? He doesn't know he is going yet and I am sure he is going to be mad and probably like talk to me for a long time. I has been diagnosed with IEP, General and Social Anxiety and Depression. Do any of you feel like you have failed as a parent? I keep what "if", I did this differently or maybe I should have done this. I know that doesn't help and maybe this is part of the process I will have to go through, but right now I mentally break down everytime I think about him leaving and being sent somewhere. I am putting his life in the hands of people I don't know and it is killing me. Sorry mental meltdown there...............any advice is welcomed. My husband and dad are dealing better than my mom and I. Maybe its the whole "man" thing or they are at peace with knowing this is the only option for him to have a better life. I was told that the first few weeks there he might write letters that are not very nice. Does everyone go through this?