My husband and I made the decision to kick out my stepson last May. We spent years trying to get him help. He is a smart child that just refuses to grow up. Doesn't want to work, stay out all night smoking pot with friends....the worse thing is he stole from us over and over. He stole family jewelry that I never got back, he stole money, anything he could. He did not finish high school. He was taken in by a gentleman that tried to help him, but he kept doing the same things and got kicked out of there. Just the other day, he was caught stealing at the shelter he was staying in. He got into a terrible fight and ended up in the hospital overnight. Today one of his friends called me to try to guilt me into helping my son. I told him,he had no idea what my son had done to us! I informed him not only did he steal from us, we found a knife under his seat in the basement and once I came home to knife marks in my cabinets and when I confronted him about what he had done, he said he was practicing his "skills"!! I was afraid of him. I have no door on my bedroom and many nights I would not sleep if he was mad at us. His friend apologized to me. I don't think he expected to hear everything I told him. So why do I feel so guilty? I know I'm doing the right thing....I can't live locking everything up and in fear, but I also don't want anything to happen to my kid....this is really tough! Especially with the awful winter we are having!