Things with difficult child are spiraling downward quickly. I'm really feeling it emotionally today. I can't concentrate on my work because I'm so worried about her and my family. I don't know how we're going to survive this. Things took a turn for the worse on Friday when a classmate called the house asking her whether she'd done her part of their group project yet. Of course she had not. She didn't even know when it was due. We got in a big argument with her about responsibility and school work and taking initiative and being personally responsible (the same lecture / argument we've had 100s of times with her). At that point we took away all computer privileges (prior to that she could use the computer on weekends if chores were complete). She now has no TV, no computer. Next we'll have to take away iPod. Since that event Friday night, she has essentially checked out. She won't do her schoolwork. She won't participate in family activities. She sleeps when she's not in school. She won't eat with the family. She won't bathe willingly. If she does bathe, she doesn't seem to use any shampoo or soap. She sits and sneers at me and says "you suck." "I hate you." We were forcing her to do math homework last night and she said she didn't know how to do it. I asked her what she was doing in class when the teacher was explaining it. She said she was sleeping! The apathy and lack of motivation is driving me crazy! I don't know if it's depression, the medications, spite, or just her personality. I actually started looking up RTCs. I never in a million years thought I'd be at this point. I've often wanted to send her off to live with relatives or something -- but I never imagined I'd be putting her in a hospital or treatment center. But she is destroying my family. Thanks for listening.