I have a question fro everyone. Do our difficult child's ever "grow out of this" ?? My difficult child is 12 (13 in December) and although I now believe he has suffered from ADHD/ODD for many years I was not aware (in denial!) of it until 2 yrs ago. I dont know if I can handle the thought of this going on his whole life! Will he ever come off medications? If the answer is no, he will never grow out of it, than what the heck kind of behavior are we going to be looking at when hes 17, 18, 19?? Obviously he wont be bouncing of the walls, swearing at me, annoying the **** out of everyone, being afraid to walk up to his room at night etc.. when hes a grown man. Or will he?? So do I dare ask what will his behavior be like as an adult? I see from a lot of the profiles that some of you have grown children. Any input on what the future holds for my bratty, annoying, beautiful, loveable difficult child??