The last time I posted was when difficult child had a major meltdown and everything was in chaos. Since then he's willingly submitted to weekly drug tests. My brother is kind enough to come "supervise" the collection of a sample to be tested. So far, he's cleaned up his act drug wise. The only thing, thankfully, that he's tested positive for is pot. He admits to smoking cigarettes. We're working on quitting together. His attitudes are better for the most part but he's still argumentative, negative, and sometimes explosive but he's no longer being physically abusive. The biggest problem we're having now is that he's being extremely demanding. He wants/needs something, it better be NOW or he'll become the most negative, complaining, whining kid that I've ever known! Today is a good example. A friend told difficult child that he could have their old motor scooter to mess around with since his behavior has improved so much. difficult child's impatient, expecting me to get ahold of this friend and get it here NOW. He seems to have no concept that this person is doing him a favor and that being impatient and demanding won't get him the scooter any faster. He keeps saying he's getting "screwed over" by having to wait. How do all of you handle this? I'm thinking of just not letting him have the scooter but I'm not sure since it was meant as a reward for staying out of trouble.