I think this thread is one of the most important we've had of late. So often folks don't want to admit when things go all wrong and the real kid with strong emotions push back. We went through a phase last winter when Maddie's best friend was pulled out of school to be home schooled, and I was involved in a serious car accident and she just stopped bolusing for lunch, stopped testing, made up numbers etc. Her A1c came back at 8.6 ... it was just an awful time. BUT, and I think this is really important to note, after much talking and some crying and some new rules and checks put into place she got back on the wagon and has been doing a really good job since. In other words, yes, these times happen but they don't have to be the start of a downward spiral. Our kids can and will screw up but they can also recover and we all know that our kids are some of the most resilient people on earth.