My difficult child stepson is spiraling down. We suddenly have primary custody and husband is responsible for selecting Residential Treatment Center (RTC). While waiting for husband to select and place difficult child in Residential Treatment Center (RTC), difficult child wont do much besides watch TV and eat. I feel scared of difficult childs anger and stealing and lacking incentives to behave at this point. I have to cover warden duty solo one day this coming weekend due to husband business trip, but I feel intimidated and don't have much authority in the 1st place as stepmom. Does anyone have any ideas on motivating difficult child during this time of transition? or on how to handle my day alone with him? Background: Last fall difficult child couldn't return to mainstream school due to dirty drug test (marijuana) required due to offense the prior spring. husband and difficult childs mom didnt take action, and after 6 weeks of fearful and unmotivated difficult child at home full-time, I selected wilderness program and got everyone on board. Unfortunately, the benefits didnt last. Escalating difficult child troubles this semester: marijuana off and on, serious car accident, holes punched in walls, cocaine, and forging checks. When husband discovered check forging a month ago, he and difficult childs mom agreed to Residential Treatment Center (RTC). This is first time for Residential Treatment Center (RTC) for difficult child. In the past, hes cycled between therapeutic day schools and mainstream school. difficult child's mom usually has primary custody, but has wanted Residential Treatment Center (RTC) for nearly a year now and has recently left to work at a summer camp.