The difference between dealing with a easy child and a difficult child still amazes me sometimes. My 17 year old easy child daughter a few weeks ago, skipped some kind of program at school and got caught. It wasn't a regular class, but something in the gym she felt she didn't need to go to?? Anyway, she was given an after school detention. She goes right from school to work everyday at the daycare, so she skipped the detention, which she was then given 2 more detentions for. Well she skipped those also, telling me that she can't do after school detentions because of her job. (I guess she feels she's exempt )I knew it would catch up to her and just sat back and waited for natural consequences to kick in. Yesterday she calls me all upset because she was given 4 days in school suspension next week for skipping all of her detetions and she's all upset about it telling me it's rediculous and can I call the school?? I told her of course not and just kept reminding her that if she hadn't skipped anything in the first place, we wouldn't be having this conversation. The difference being, this would have caused such drama with my difficult child and he probably would have ended up getting expelled, but easy child actually thought about what I said and knows she needs to just suck it up, do the i.s.s. and not skip anymore. What a difference a easy child makes They actually learn from their mistakes pretty quickly. My first reaction was to ground her, but then I thought about my comments to her about natural consequences. She is receiving the consequences that fit the crime and I don't have anything to do with it.