but I was just wondering if this would bug anyone else- I emailed difficult child's new case manager at school today to respond to her email about an upcoming IEP meeting, a compliment she made about difficult child self-advocating at school, and to ask about football. In my reply, I mentioned The Explosive Child and said it had helped more than anything (I brought this up a couple of times in IEP meetings last year too)- I also asked if she'd seen the book and said I had an extra copy if she'd be willing to look through it. Now, I can't imagine that she'd take this as an insult- I've never met her or worked with her before. She emailed back and addressed my question about the IEP meeting, about difficult child (not) playing football, and about her computer not working right. She thanked me for my info. But she never mentioned the book, much less being willing "to look through it". Am I over-reacting to interpret this as a sign that she's not going to listen to much of my input and she probably thinks she has nothing to gain by looking the book over? I've had a gut feeling for the past month or so that this school year is going to do difficult child in- maybe I'm just being paranoid but I don't want to turn it into a self-fulfilling prophecy. I just thought it odd that if she really cared about being a good case manager for him, she would be interested in a book that outlines what the parent says are the most effective techniques.