As I sit here in tears, I was thinking to myself...am I the only mother dealing with this? Hopefully I can find some help or someone who can genuinely say that they have been there and doesn't judge. I am a stay at home mom of two. My husband is out of town alot so I am home to deal with the craziness most of the time. My son will be 14 next month and my daughter is 9. They are complete opposites! My son is currently failing his classes. Not because he isn't smart but because he says he doesn't care and he doesn't want to do the work. When I try to help him, it turns into a HUGE argument, him being completely disrespectful and hateful to me saying awful things and ultimately he wins with just being sent to bed. He is out of control at home and is now on a behavior plan at school because of his bad attitude about education. He was diagnosed with ADD in first grade and ODD in 7th grade. I am on the verge of giving up. My daughter is completely stressed out and has started to have nightmares. Anyone have any suggestions on getting this situation under control. Life is awful in our home right now!