twitching? And my jaw (on the right side) is fairly locked up from being clenched so tight! My little Duckie has been pushing hard for over a week! She had been having a problem at school being a chatterbox and was losing free time quite a bit until it sunk in that there are times to talk and times to be quiet. Not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but all consuming for a difficult child. So it's been resolved and the behavior problems have shifted... back home. Ugh! Not listening Mouthing Off Procrastinating Whining! All pretty typical. Plus she gave a Barbie a haircut, she's seven and this is a first for her. She was rude at the bus stop with her friends and their Moms. She then started pacing in circles in the middle of the street. Making huge messes and refusing to clean-up. I even heard her complaining about me while showering last night. There was no one there... just Duckie! (I think she wanted me to hear!) And finally, after giving me a hard time about doing her homework this afternoon, she wrote on her desk! So I sat her down after making her clean it off because I needed to know what was going on with her. She said it was hard being good at school but she didn't want to let me down. I explained that I didn't want her letting herself down and that she really needed to pull herself together at home too. And then I lowered the boom on poor little Duckie. I told her that I had been intending to take her to see High School Musical 3 when it comes out at the end of the month, but that I've changed my mind unless I see a big improvement in her attitude at home before then. Then we went over to the school for my volunteer orientation and she sat through about a 1.5 hour meeting quietly and behaved very well. Hopefully the carrot (HSM3) will be enough incentive to help her out of this rut.