Thank you for your input everyone. Yes, you are quite right, I would and should not force her to do something like this. I had thought that someone would come back and say "15, or 16" so am quite shocked to hear of an 8 month old baby fasting. I quite agree with you Chris, about the "bad habbits" being passed down for generations. I was thinking about it after I posted. Just like I don't really believe that my stepdaughter has a chronic disease. Isn't it possible that "Bi-Polar" parents can just teach their children to act bi-polar? Isn't it possible that Bi-polar people are lacking in some nutrients? If it can be cured with them (I have been to the Bi-polar forum) does it not stand to reason that they were initially lacking in them? It is lucky that we have joint custody or her mom would have had her drugged already. I hate to even think about it. Not meaning to put her mom down, she loves her daughter of course, but when you refuse to educate yourself..... In the psychiatrist' office, she said that we should listen to that quack because we "haven't been educated in his area of expertise" Sometimes I just don't know. But, my husband is going to research it (a big step for him, he doesn't do books, or internet sadly) so maybe if she sees him putting the extra effort in to do what is best for his daughter, she will too. All we have is hope. Thank you again, and Blessed Be.