Hello, it's been a while since I posted here. At the time I was in the middle of major drama starring my difficult child now 16. She had managed to steal a credit card of mine and charge around $600 of junk online. When I discovered it she got violent and I called the police. That started 6 month worth of hearings, community service, two twice-weekly classes (teen life skills and anger management) blah blah blah. Plus court ordered counseling. As if we hadn't tried that before. She "finished" this intervention in January. Last week I discovered she managed to locate a credit card--I'm guessing intercepted the mail--and charged up almost $1200 in clothes, cosmetics, shoes, manicures...god only knows what else. How did I find this out? I tried to use that charge account to make an online payment and was told that account was suspended for "suspicious activity". I found the credit card in her wallet. It was a Chase visa that had no signature on the back and still had the yellow "you must call to activate" sticker on the front! What the hell kind of store accepts a credit card like that! Quite well known reputable ones, it turns out. Hollister, Vans, CVS, a local nail salon and several fast food outlets. WTF?????? What I should do is file a police report. But I am afraid, and I know for sure, the only person who'll end up being punished her is ME. AGAIN. This "child" has no reasoning skills at all. She's stolen money out of her brother's wallet and intercepted holiday cards with cash in them. Her psychiatrist is nonplussed. He nods, smiles and hands my her new scrip for Vyvanse. The psychologist is a bit more clued in, but difficult child goes out of her way to miss her appointments there so progress on getting a new diagnosis is stalled. I am beyond my wits end here. I do not have the energy to go through another 6 months like I did the first time I tried to get help by calling the police. I can't take any more time off work to ferry her to appointments and court dates. I am calling the Psychiatrist's office tomorrow and making appointment to go see him without her and lay this on the line. What more can I say to him?