How do you do it every single day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and still keep your sanity???? I am so sick and tired of having my feelings hurt (I obviously take him much to serious). This little horned creature seems to get some sort of weird enjoyment of hurting my feelings. I know, I know, it's only effective if you let it be. But it does hurt my feelings. The good Lord didn't give me a tough skin. Can't help it. Just the way I came. So, how do you shrug things off?? I know he has an illness, but there are times I would like to tear his head off and roll it out the front door like a bowling ball!!! But that would do no good cause I'd just have to clean up the mess it left!!! I look at other children in awe sometimes. I go through a fast food drive-through where young people work, and they are polite, smile and act responsible. I would love to see that once, just once out of my difficult child. I'm so tired of being blamed by him for everything. If he would just take responsibility for it ONCE I would see some light at the end of the tunnel, but my tunnel is dark, very very dark. Does this ever get any better? Does getting older help any? He is 14, but in reality, he is about 3-4 years behind in maturity. My one year old grandson listens better than he does. Well, as my screen name says, I'm sickntired. As you can probably tell, I've had a very, very rough couple of weeks. My husband gets so frustrated with him that he ends up dealing with him in temper and THAT DOES NOT WORK. Just makes him more obstinate. I am probably nicer to him than anyone in my family, try to hold my patience longer, yada, yada, yada, yet he treats me the worst! Do they have like a target? I know he does and it's me. Well, thanks for letting me vent. There's got to be something better than this!!!!