I posted last week that I was cautiously optimistic because difficult child made it to school six days in a row. This is a record for her this year. So I was hopeful. It seemed like taking away the computer and cell phone for a week really made difficult child motivated to go to school. But this week she is back to her old self. Yesterday she missed school because she woke up sick and vomiting. I felt a little bit guilty because we really didn't eat very well on our trip to Arizona. Especially on the drive home. We had fast food for all three meals on Monday. So she developed diarreah Monday night and started throwing up Tuesday morning. I let her stay home because I figured the lousy diet was making her ulcers worse. But then I came home yesterday at lunch time to check up on her and she was fine. Later that night she seemed to be doing okay as well. I told her last night that she had no excuse to miss school today. So I go to wake her up this morning and she immediately started complaining of pain. I gave her the prescribed pain pill and told her she needed to get ready and come to school. Usually after she takes her pain pill she feels much better within an hour. But she refused to get out of bed. I told her that if she didn't go to school then I would be taking away her computer and cell phone until next Friday. I also told her that she was getting mostly D's and F's due to her lack of attendance and she was in danger of not graduating. She said she didn't care. So she stayed home. I went to check up on her today at lunch, and like I expected, she was absolutely fine. So now I don't know what I can do to motivate her if taking away her favorite things won't do it. We only have three more weeks of school until summer vacation. I was hoping she would make it through till the end of the year without missing anymore. I knew I jinxed myself when I posted about her doing so much better. When will I ever learn?