enjoy our difficult children when they are in a good "spot"? Susie reminded me in my thread on morning rituals, that I needed to see the improvement in kt. While she still has her issues, she certainly isn't reacting to them as she had in the past. I see her using the skills she's learned over the last 3 years especially on a daily basis. I see her stop & think; apologize almost immediately when she has stepped over the line in being verbally disrespectful. kt has learned to listen to her body & started asking for PRN medications before "I lose it, mom". She's using her self calming plan & has learned to walk away before saying something hurtful. I'm seeing more typical teen behaviors that are annoying than PTSD & Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) issues that are concerning & devastating to the family. I know I need to appreciate that more than I do. I struggle to get out of the "waiting for the shoe to drop" mode. I need to relax & enjoy my daughter. How about you?