As you know, my difficult child is a big LIAR. Why am I reminding you? Because I have to keep reminding *myself*! She's a liar...she's lying....the things she says are not true... difficult child has been mouthing off to school personnel. She's already received detention for it this year because she refused to apologize to a staff member. Recently, she's been rude to a teacher and even went so far as to turn in an insulting essay instead of doing the assignment. Not surprisingly, the insulting essay was given to the principal for disciplinary action.... Well, according to difficult child - the principal called her into his office and praised her for her insightful essay. He agrees 100% that the teacher was completely out of line. In light of this, he has decided to offer difficult child the opportunity to drop the class (thus eliminating the need to take the final exam), and still give her the credit she has earned thus far. Since this is such a great opportunity, difficult child naturally decided to accept the offer. Why take a class when you can just get the credit - right? OK - to my credit....I know this is total BS. But I'm having trouble resisting the urge to get down to the school to meet with the principal myself to find out just what the heck really happened. But if I meet with him - then what? There will be no solutions - just something for me to feel angry, upset and disappointed about. The most likely scenario is that difficult child's behavior got her kicked out of the class and she will NOT be receiving credit / and or will receive a failing grade. Can I do anything about that? No. Can I change difficult child? No. Is there anything in the world that i have the power to control here? Yes. Me. I can control me and my feelings. I am going to try NOT to get involved. difficult child got kicked out of a class? That is difficult child's problem. Not mine. It is disappointing - but it is what it is. --sigh-- In other news, difficult child is the best employee at her part-time job. We know this because she keeps getting her hours cut and getting sent home early for being the "hardest worker". Yep - good things just keep happening for difficult child.