I usually don't post a whole lot about difficult child in this forum because I am sometimes affraid of shocking moms with younger children. But the teen forum does not get much traffic and I do appreciate the responses I and support I get from people so I will post here. Seems many others do the same. Background my difficult child is up to her old stuff. Despite not running off for many weeks, she did yesterday. Despite not stealing from us for 4 weeks, she did. Despite not using marijuana for over a year, she did. Full relapse! So here is the text trail- difficult children friend(whom I called earlier to see if he knew anything about her whereabouts) "A___ is here" Me-"Thanks for letting me know" (I am about to get frantic as I can't track her and no FB trail either-only thing I know is she told another friend she was going to see her "baby"-we didn't even know she had a boyfriend.) difficult children friend-"Please come get her at 8" Me- " Why 8? (It is 4:25 at the time)She knows when she leaves without permission, she gets herself home." difficult children friend- "But its cold" me-"Yes it is. This is why I dont recommend leaving your warm home without permission, staying gone all night, and not having a ride home." difficult children friend-"We want to watch a movie" me-"P.S. It gets colder after the sun goes down" No response. I'm glad she is less than a mile away now and she is alive. But I have very little left in terms of parenting authority-I have to stick to my guns. We told her we would not transport if she ran off. Sometimes she has been over 30 miles away and this is time and money. And the nerve of her! We are here worrying and she wants to watch a movie?? difficult child-teenage frontal cortex malfunction alert!!