I do not post here often. But, difficult child has been so much better in the attitude and defiance departments that it has felt like such a relief. I have realized that my focus was so not on school work that I do not know how to enter into that subject at this point. She got her 5 week report and was only passing 2 classes - art and gym, both with just a 65. Yeah, that is pretty bad, huh? So, I did contact the school and they are re-evaluating her and making sure the aides approach her as she has not asked anyone for help. What I really need to know is how to go about slowly entering into her school work world without going back to the resistant, angry girl I once had. Just looking to see if anyone has had any success and has suggestions on how to go about this. She did ask me for help the other night with her Math work (even told me to call boyfriend! and for those that know me - that was shocking!). We did help her with a couple problems and then she was too tired to finish the last problem. She is just so behind in the study skills area. I could not push it for many years as it turned so ugly. I have expressed this to her, that I thought she was behind in some areas like note taking and studying skills and that she needed to learn those skills as they will be used in other areas of life than school. She did not get angry, but did deny that she has problems there. I just do not know what to do next. Any suggestions? Much appreciated!