Tony just told me that I need to get up with Jamie because the school has called them in for a conference. They suspect that Hailie has at least ADHD. Jamie is so upset he was crying on the phone to his dad because he is afraid she will end up having a hard childhood especially like Cory. Now Jamie has known that we have had suspicions that Hailie could possibly have inherited something from a very early age. I am convinced her mom has some form of a mental illness herself. No one acts like her and be perfectly normal. Hailie was a very defiant young toddler. Still is. She is also very smart. Smarter than both her parents, trust me. Right now I would hedge my bets and say they would give her an ADHD/ODD diagnosis with a possibility of a rule out mood disorder not otherwise specified. I think eventually she may end up having BiPolar (BP) but maybe not. Right now she does have extreme mood shifts and throws fits. Lots of it I do tend to blame on inconsistent parenting. Yelling and threatening but then not following through doesnt work. Jamie tells me all the time that I yelled at him and I have said yeah and I learned it didnt work! I have learned a whole lot and grown as a person. He doesnt need to make the same mistakes I did. I am going to advise him to have her pediatrician to prescribe low dose ritalin for the immediate issues but then to get on a waiting list for a neuropsychologist. That will probably take some time. He does have pretty good insurance thankfully. I dont know what type of mental health coverage it has on it though. If it has good mental health coverage I will have him look into getting her into seeing a child therapist for play therapy. That way the therapist will work with Billie to on parenting strategies. Billie really needs them. That will help with Mikey too. He is 3 years old and not even potty trained. He knows what he is doing but simply refuses to use the potty. I think he has issues too. Actually, he may be on the autism scale. Lord, that would kill them.