Wee difficult child saw the neuro on Monday. They are weaning him off the Depakote. I know his psychiatric isn't going to like this, with the bipolar diagnosis, but part of the reason they put him on the depakote way back when was because it was also a mood stabilizer and I have never seen any mood stabilizing qualities from it. So I want to do this experiment - I'd like to see how he does off of it. *** He's doing better since stopping the straterra. Impulse control is not his strong point, but he's back to his current level instead of the level he was at as a 3 year old. *** He has seemed to learn that he can rage at school, tho, and is still having about 1 rage a day at school. Usually its brought on by a minor incident that they try to put him in timeout for, and then he escalates it to a hitting/kicking/spitting/biting/screaming match. They're looking to me for help, and I jsut don't know what to tell them. *** We met in-home on neutral territory last night. difficult child still despised her. At the end of the session, she tried to get him to acknowledge her by giving her a high five or a hand shake or a hug before she left. He refused and she pushed it to the point of him hitting her. At least he's showing her the real stuff and not some honeymoon act.