Just wondering how people feel about the punishment vs. support issue that I am sure we all face. I currently can not get DEX to agree to medications (though I am trying) and in the meantime our psychiatric. said we need to be supportive and nurturing with the difficult child so that he doesn't feel bad for being the way he is. I try VERY hard to keep cool and implement reasonable consequences. Today he got kicked out of school again (only for today, I think) and it is difficult to know how to deal with him when I get home. On one hand he already feels REALLY bad about what happened and I don't want to continually dwell on the negative (because that is 98% of the time!!) but at the same time I don't want him thinking that is okay with me that these things happen.. Ideas??