This time it's difficult child's. This is the first time ever that she will be included. She was given the option of attending, and she is choosing to be there. It is later this afternoon after school. I am hoping her presence will make it less negative than it has been in the past. Usually difficult child's IEPs are brutal and the teachers and staff are rather harsh. Since difficult child will actually be there to hear it all, I hope they will watch what they say and choose to speak in a more positive tone. Normally I dread IEPs, especially when it comes to difficult child, and today is no exception. Wish us luck.