So, we just get back from a session with difficult child's therapist and I am totally disheartened. I am trying to explain to the therapist that difficult child is fantastic in school. Straight A student, nice, quiet, polite. School was never our problem, and the therapist knows that. It's the ODD behavior at home that is driving me up the wall and what, I feel, needs to be focused on at this point. He needs behavior modification for the way he behaves at home. He lies, he blames everyone else when he gets into trouble, and he insists that he does not have to listen to husband or myself when we tell him something or punish him for something. We spent the better part of the hour trying to get difficult child to understand that I am the mother and there are times when what I say goes. difficult child just insists that just because I am the mother does not mean that I am always right and that he does not have to listen when he thinks I'm wrong, like when he gets punished. I told the therapist that I feel like I am getting no where and that I am just spinning my wheels here. He insists that is not the case and that we have really come a long way and that difficult child is doing better. He seems to be the only one who sees it because I just don't see it. At least I don't see it tonight. I think I am going to have a glass of wine and get ready to watch Monday Night Football. I'm so tired of feeling overwhelmed and like I have no control in my own home. At least everyone here understands. That is the end of my vent for the night. Have a good night, everyone.