So, on Friday I talked to both Principals at the school, the school nurse, DFS AND my EX Husband all before 12! This is how it went: difficult child 1 School calls, I missed the call was away from my desk. As soon as I get the call I return it and they tell me she isn't feeling well and can I release her to the people she is staying with? I ask what is wrong with her, they transfer me to the nurse who tells me that difficult child 1 and the girl she is living with were SHARING their pink eye medication and obviously it hadn't gone away. Say ok, she can go. Get off the phone. 2 min. later Asst. Principal calls me (returning my call from the day before) we discuss how she is doing school. He says poorly, won't stay in class, has EVERY excuse in the world to leave and is getting NO credit. He suggest home schooling. I said NO WAY. How is she going to motivate herself enough to do work on her own if she can't do it in a school environment! He says he understands that but, isn't sure how much longer they can go on like this with her. I said I understood. He had to get off the phone for some reason or another. We hang up about 5 MIN later DFS calls and says they have a report from the school that I am not responding to their calls! WTF I replied with "that's funny, I just spoke with BOTH principals and the school nurse" wanted to know what was going on. I gave him the short version and told them I DID NOT KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO. Do you have any suggestions??? He said that I can file the CHINS on her and that I should call the lady that takes care of that on Tuesday morning! I said, sounds like a GREAT idea and I will be doing that first thing Tuesday. Asst. Principal calls back and says they need the POA that the other family has for her for their records. I said I would make sure they received a copy and told him I would be having a meeting with DFS on Tuesday for the CHINS to see if that will help! THEN: difficult child 2 Ex Husband calls to tell me that he found out she had stolen the checks while she was still living there and COULD I BELIEVE IT! I said yes, I can? What is next? He said he was going to meet with the bank after 1 and see how they were going to proceed! I called him a few times after that and I guess he has decided that he doesn't want to share with me anymore! SO, tomorrow is the big day!! I HOPE they DO SOMETHING!!! I told them I was out of ideas and she CANNOT live with us and behave this way! Wish me luck! Anyone else ever file a CHINS? (Child In Need of Services) What should expect? What should my mindset be at the meeting tomorrow??? Thanks for any input and for letting me vent!