I know many are going to say, he's a typical 14 year old, but if that's so, then he's been 14 for 14 years because he's acting the same as always, just more intense. I wish I knew how to handle him. He does absolutely not ONE thing I tell him to do.....ever. Not one. Really. Every single second he's home it's a battleground. "Take your medicine. No. Pick up your room. NO. Don't torture the dogs. OK...(does it anyway.). Eat your dinner. No. Get into the shower now. No." I guess you get my drift that all the not otherwise specified were him. I've taken away ALL the things that I thought were important to him, but he doesn't care. I suppose that's the part that scares me the most. There is no consequence that seems severe enough to make him think twice about misbehaving. If I order him out of my bathroom (where he crawls on the floor while I put on my morning makeup), he crawls around the hallway and trips me as I walk by. He shuts the dogs in the bedroom and locks the door......so they start scratching up the door. He laughs. He locks me out of the house. He pounds on everything and I mean everything......it's SO annoying and he's relentless with it. We bought him drums to help alleviate the urge, but he pounds on them AND everything else anyway. He has no respect for me or his father....nor our home. He scratches up the paint on the walls, he slams the front door hard enough he's broken two panes of leaded glass, he eats in his room (strictly forbidden, but he does it in the middle of the night) so there's food all over the carpet and he throws things into the ceiling fans just to watch them fling whatever it was across the room! I guess this is a vent. I just wonder when he finally grows up????? When will he ever realize that WE are his parents and THIS is our home? I'm so tired.....and this goes on every single day nonstop.