Duckie is turning into a really *nice* kid. There's a child in her class that has multiple physical disabilities and possibly has learning issues and is somewhat naive. She's a sweet girl. Another classmate started teasing her and tricking her into "looking stupid" (Duckie's words) so Duckie immediately told the teacher who put a stop to the other student's inappropriate behavior. That was yesterday. Then today, she was playing a card game in another classroom with three other students including the little girl from down the street. She's a rather bossy and manipulative child when dealing with other kids (bad case of onlychilditis) and she was really laying into one of the other kids. Duckie told her to stop and leave the other student alone in a voice loud enough for the teacher to hear. She received praise from both this teacher and her home base teacher for sticking up for another child. I'm so happy that my ODD child is really starting to come into her own. The irony of this all is that the child she stood up for is one of the kids she was particularly mean and nasty to in Pre-K. This child joined the same school program last fall and Duckie has tried hard to make things right between them. The other child has remained cold toward Duckie and Duckie admitted to me that she may have to accept that she might never be forgiven. That's a tough lesson for an eight year old. But she's determined to be a good friend to this child nonetheless.