difficult child has been complaining about a boy in her history class that is always pestering her - constantly seeking out her attention, telling her he loves her, etc. Tonight she asked me to call the school because now every time he sees her in the halls, he puts his hands on her shoulders and won't stop even when she's asked. difficult child doesn't liked to be touched as it is. Now, I don't know the situation. difficult child doesn't read the cues very well. I don't know if this is a kid with similar issues and has trouble with boundaries, if he's just immature and/or attention seeking, or if he thinks she's an easy target. I have decided to address it by calling the history teacher (who is also a coach) and asking him to intervene. I don't want to get the boy in trouble; that's not what I'm aiming for. Just a discussion that stop means stop. And then.... A rumor started circulating at school today that difficult child is dating one of her female friends. I asked her if she thought the above mentioned boy could have started it and she said no; that he is annoying, but he isn't mean. She has no idea where it came from. She doesn't know enough people to even be the butt of rumors, Know what I mean?? Why does this stuff always happen to our kids? easy child, girlfriend and one of easy child's friends were here (all recent grads). Their take was to ignore it or go along with it. difficult child doesn't care what people thinks, but apparently the friend's boyfriend broke up with her over it. Of course, at that age kids break up because it's Wednesday. Drama, drama, drama. difficult child, however, has worked herself into a fever. She's been doing so well. Please keep good thoughts that this won't set back all the progress she's made in the last few weeks.