I have a 10 year old neice who has not been made to do anything since birth she didn't want to do. Her mother has read a lot and told her about sad and it's symptoms. Suddenly, the child throws tantrums, refuses to go to school, etc. Her mother brought her to me to care for her one day and she threw a crying and physical tantrum forcing me to have to carry her into my home. As soon as the front door closed and she was out of her mother's sight, she saw my dogs and was laughing and playing and was great the rest of the day unless she was asked to do something she didn't want to do and her mother showed up. Then suddenly she reverted to the tantrums and crying jags of my 2 year old grandson. She wanted to go to horseback riding that day and wasn't going to get to, but as soon as her mother gave in, she was fine. She does complain about her stomach bothering her, but she doesn't get nervous, breathless,etc., just the tantrums,refuses to go to school since she has been diagnosed with dyslexia,etc. I don't think she really has SAD since she can turn these emotions on and off at will and it all goes away INSTANTLY when she gets her way, no residual anxiety symptoms,etc. What do you guys think?