Hi, I work in a very intensive summer program for kids. For six weeks I'm back and forth at home, under a fair amount of stress and see my kids a bit less. My husband is a reluctant but terrific SAH dad in the summer. August is our only time for vacation. Here are our options... Our summer cottage on a great lake in NH. Playing on our 20ft. motor boat, new (to us) this year. Playing on our 26ft. sailboat in another lake. Camping anywhere anyone wanted to go. I don't say this just to go on about how fortunate we are but the problem is our difficult child absolutely refuses. It's ridiculous! He HATES the new boat, says it is old and slow (it's not, would pull a wake board just fine...). He refuses to sail, camp...etc. just wants to stay home and skateboard. My husband and I both feel like we are being held hostage. We're at a point where if he refuses to go we're going to completely take away all privileges like computers, movies out, rides anywhere etc. It seems so crazy. We have all these great things to do, we've said over and over that we'd love him to bring a friend, we'd go to skate parks etc. But no. I'm not sure it's about the boats at all, just the control. Other kids would be thrilled to have the adventures we want to have and it's hard not think about the what if's... Has anyone been through this before? Suggestions??