difficult child had a friend who was trying to get him to go out with some other kids this weekend. difficult child told me that there would likely be drugs there and would I please forbid him from going because he didn't want to say no himself. He acted out the whole thing when the friend came by, whining, complaining, slamming doors, etc. but I consistently said no and he did say home. I was happy to be the "bad guy" for him so he could save face with his friends. I just hope when he gets older he'll be able to do this himself since I won't always be around.