I haven't been here in awhile. We had a good few months, then he had a reaction to abilify and was weaned off. Things have been going downhill ever since. I seriously don't know what to do with him anymore. I just don't get it. He has no emotion in any of this. Grades are crashing to D's and F's. He was caught shoplifting. The store was willing to let it go, but this was offense #4 (that we are aware of) and so I told them to press charges. I would have balled my eyes out if I were caught shoplifting. If not then, when the police arrived to take me away! I would cry every day that I had to either be doing school work or housework and *nothing else*! His court fees (so far) are $250. We have told him he is grounded from everything until that is paid back. We will "pay" him $20 a week to do all of the housework. At that rate, it will take 3 months to get ungrounded. If he chooses to do outside work then his restriction will only be over faster. (Did I mention he HATES work of any kind!?) He's mowed the neighbors backyard for $25, but only because we didn't give him an option when they asked him. He. doesn't. care. There is no emotion in him. He apparently isn't scared of his D and F because now he has ANOTHER one. husband got a call from his biology teacher yesterday. He's disruptive in class and his grade is no longer passing because he isn't doing the work. I am frankly at a complete loss. He is getting his basic needs met, that's it. Besides beating him, there's not much else we could do to him!! What do you do!?!?!? We left his psychiatrist because they were horrible about returning phone calls when it was urgent (Abilify issue... our regular pediatrician finally stepped in and said he needed to come off it and helped us to wean him) I found a GREAT new doctor, but we are still waiting for his new patient appointment which isn't until the end of Oct.