difficult child 1's asthma was giving him a lot of trouble this past week, so the doctor started him on a burst of prednisone, which we're tapering off next week. Let's just say it's not a good medication for his ADHD and oppositional characteristics (some of which are just typical teen stuff). Thank goodness we go to the psychiatrist tomorrow -- I hope he has some good suggestions other than to just ride this nightmare out. The stimulant medications seem to be wearing off sooner while he's on the pred, and he is just incredibly obnoxious and confrontational. I am having to be very careful that things don't escalate and get ugly, but at the same time holding firm on my expectations for a modicum of decency and respect from him. I feel bad for easy child because he torments and annoys her to no end when he's like this. He drove her to tears on Friday night. Should be interesting to see how he does at school next week!