Hello all - I am feeling as though the ground is being pulled out from underneath me by my son. He is in my face, shouting, threatening on a daily basis. He won't get out of bed until the last possible minute, which has made me late for work repeatedly. I even switched my hours at work to a later start time to help with the problem. I feel like every consequence I give him for his disrespectful behavior just gets thrown back in my face. He doesn't give a ****. He belittles my parenting, complaining that I do not punish my daughter like I do him. His dad and I divorced long ago when he was a toddler. Dad doesn't think therapy is helping, that it is just a waste of time. DS goes with dad every other weekend. I think I can't imagine not going to therapy. What else am I supposed to do? I fear that someday he is going to snap in anger and do something terrible. No trouble yet this school year at school...other than failing several classes. He refuses to turn in homework. Sometimes he doesn't do it, other times just doesn't turn it in. I don't know what else to do. Any advice would be great - also what does "difficult child" stand for?