Ever have a student who feels that the rules don't apply to them? They are too smart, don't need to do homework, already know something so they don't want to do it or are so stressed out, it's not fair (their words)? Well I seem to have a lot of "twice exceptional" students. They often have a difficult time in school because of a lot of self-imposed rules (the "SHOULDS" and the "MUSTS") that make their reality a lot different than how they think their life should be. This story is a great cognitive behavioral therapy lesson in taking a peek at why the SHOULDS and the MUSTS create havoc and are no good. We do some thought changing in really looking at a more realistic (not necessarily idealistic) view of our own thoughts. We use a computing programming metaphor because most of our twice exceptional students are incredibly computer savvy.