difficult child is doing much better this year. Still very self centered with little ability to show empathy but much improved. No explosions and sometime even an apology. Yesterday was the last meeting of a club he was a member of. He decided to buy the group two large pizzas and sodas. He paid for them himself and did not ask anyone for contributions. One student stated that he could not join the group as he had to meet his mother. This student left, the rest of the group ate the two pizzas. The kid came back (apparently mom said she could wait). But, the pizza was gone. He got mad. My difficult child said he could have two sodas to make up for not getting any pizza. He remained angry and demanded that my difficult child give him money to make up for not having any more pizza. My difficult child said no. The kid yelled and stormed out. On the way home husband and difficult child talked about it. husband pointed out that although the kid's behavior was rude and over the top, it was not that different from the same types of behavior that difficult child had displayed in his past. difficult child said that he understood how the kid felt and was not angry himself. But it did give him a new and highly needed prospective.