I cant believe it but my difficult child just told me "I'm sorry" and he ment it! The last few weeks have been terrible and I just couldn't take it anymore today. He peed in the floor right by the toilet at 6 a.m., he peed in the litter box a little while later. He spit his drink on the couch 3 times, spilled my soda on the rug in the kitchen because he had to take his medications., I had to tell him to do everything at least 3 times then make him physically do it. His mouth has been horrible all morning with back talk or just saying mean things. I have cleaned up after him all day! I finally broke! I told him since he was taking up so much of my time and wearing me out he was going to have to pitch in and do some of my work that I now didn't have time to do. He hates to actually do house work. I made him vaccume the livingroom, it took him 30 min. since he kept walking away or sitting down. Then when he thought he was done I made him sweep the kitchen, He tried to prove he couldnt do so I made him put both hand on the back of my shirt and follow me as I did it ( of course it took me much longer than norman and I was much more picky about the job). Then he had to help me take out laundry from dryer and fold towels, then pick up after smaller kids (so he could see what it was like to pick up after others) then help me clean the bathroom,(He got the toilet)! When we were done, I gave the kids lunch and sat down for a few min. in my rocker. He came over to me and said " Are you tired mom?" I said " Yes" He looked at me very seriously and said "I'm sorry." Good thing I was already sitting!!!!! I dont know if it will stick or work again but it sure was nice this time. Have a great day everyone!!!!