Normally I've posted in the "early childhood zone" board, but not difficult child technically doesn't fit into that category. A little bit of background: He's had behavior and speech problems all his life, and when he started Kindergarten this year, things got ugly. A lot of screaming, throwing chairs, hitting kids, and non compliance. We've been working with the school psychologist, as well as outside medical professionals. Not official Rx yet... but ADHD and perhaps some anxiety issues seems likely. I just had the first appointment with the child psychologist (outside of school) this past week, so official evaluations are in the near future. Now that that has been said... On Christmas Eve my little difficult child turned six. He had one more week of Christmas break after that, and then he was back to school, so he has been back about two and a half weeks now. And oh.. my.. gosh.. he is like a TOTALLY different kid. If you ask him, he would say "I'm six now so I know how to act". Apparently being six means a LOT to him, and ever since then, he has gotten a "happy face" every single DAY while in school. For two and a half weeks straight! He has never even gotten close to this before! In fact it was rare to have a week where he didn't end up in the principal's office, and at a minimum, he would get his folder signed 3+ times a week. I don't know if it is because he is finally getting used to the idea of school, or perhaps the school has finally started to make accomidations for him (but I think they have been doing this for a while), or if it is because he had a nice long break and missed his teachers and friends... whatever the case, things are SO much better now. I'm not sure if it will last, but I'm happy for the respite in any case. I think the issues are still there, after all this has been a long time struggle, but maybe things are looking up and won't be AS bad as they have been. I think the most important thing is that turning six has given him a great deal of confidence. It's amazing how far that can go! I did have one person, while I was sharing this good news with that asked why I was still seeking medical help for him (and possibily medication) if he was good for two weeks. I have to admit, that hurt to have it questioned. I feel I'm in for a long road of people questioning and judging me if/when he receives medication. Anyone have any good, quick responses to these "well meaning" people?