Okay. A situation occurred today with easy child/difficult child that has me wondering how to differentiate between Aspie thinking/rigidity and just plain ole typical teen behavior. He has been complaining since school started 4 weeks ago about having to practice his saxophone 75 minutes a week. His band teachers have always told me how musically gifted he is and how quickly he catches on to the music and how good he is. I agree with them wholeheartedly, although I have no idea where he gets it since I can't read a note much less "create" music (noise is more like it when I do it). He already has all the music numbers they are working on down pat. He has a lesson book that he is working on but he plays each thing once and HAS IT. He doesn't understand why he still has to practice so much since he already knows the music and what he doesn't know only takes like 5 minutes. He even went to the teacher to ask her because my response has been "the teacher expects everyone to do it". He told me this morning that it's stupid that HE has too because the other kids NEED the practice but he doesn't. Is this type of thing Aspie thinking or just typical teen rebellion? How do you tell the difference at this age?