my checkmate situation is described in "on the verge of giving up", but I had a meeting today (with my attorney, the CW's new supervisor, the GAL and myself...) to discuss the objections to certain "obsolete" case requirements for me to accomplish... I printed off all the schedules, goal charts, self-help worksheets, parenting classes/techniques and my complete library (books, tapes, cd's, etc.) listing that I had collected and tried over the years with difficult child 3. Lo and behold... everyone agreed with me that I was not the problem (except rookie CW) and I was able to officially cross those extra "chores" off my to do list. Yeah doggie, and to think I was feeling so depressed this morning about "how do i get into these messes??" Hmmm.. i guess there is nothing like rightious indignation to set the mind right again!!