Thought I'd post an update, haven't been around for awhile. It's just too tiring sometimes. difficult child went back to court for a probation dispostion hearing on Thursday. Judge did NOT release him, but set another date in June. Added 15 hours' community service, and told him to get his act together, that he had a lot of opportunities and he's blown them left and right. So, he's still on probation, he has to finish all the stuff to get ready to go to college (again) and document it for the judge. I told the judge that the letter from his FFM was bogus, difficult child had only been up to her office for 7 hours, not 25. Hence the additional comm. svc. hours. I also said that while difficult child wasn't doing anything criminal, as far as I knew, and he's past the age for status offenses, that I was very, very concerned about his ethics. I also told the judge that yes, he's done some positive things, but also negative things. Still. Good news, I guess, is that he is STILL accountable to the court, and the Risperdal has prevented any blow-ups. I'm very tired though. I hope he gets it together, but I'm not doing a blasted thing - HE will have to do/document and HE will have to arrange his comm. svc. And keep checking in with his DJO, which he'd been doing except for the last two weeks. Funny, the night before court he started signing up for the SAT and getting his letter from FFM, etc. Oh, and on the way home I was harangued about how it was alll MY fault, 'cause I told the judge...the truth. Sigh.