Unbelievable! I just went outside to do a visual on difficult child. He is up in a tree - so high up that the next branch would not hold him. OMG! O.K. Adrianne, take a deep breath and stay calm. I have never seen him climb and I wondered if I should call for help to get him down. He made it down by himself saying that I need to let him climb as long as he is still young enough to do so. Do any of you have a climber? He was still talking about how much fun it was and looking forward to climbing again when he walked inside. I know climbing is fun but how do you set limits so they get the fun but keep the safety? I told him he should wear a helmet and all the elbow and knee pads he could find. He replied that if he did so, he wouldn't be able to climb. I smiled and said, "Good idea! You should wear a helmet and pads 24/7." For some reason, he didn't see the logic in that. Who is this and what did he do with my observer - always watching, never joining little boy? Well, he is sure coming out of his shell this year! Top candy bar seller in his class (and I mean very top - 6 plus boxes while everyone else only did up to 3) with his history of not wanting to talk to people he didn't know (he loves going door to door -where did that come from?), looked forward to his part in this year's school play after years of refusing to do anything in front of a crowd, and will actually start a conversation with his teacher. There are good things happening with him. I just need to keep these in minds during his "moments" of anger or stubborness. (like when he is standing his ground with an adult or is up a tree and I wonder if there will be a future without a permanent injury from a fall). There are good moments, there are good moments. (which will be even better is he stays out of trees).