begun her own little Boston Tea Party. kt came home from school with a plan; the minute she walked in the door she was ready to walk right back out & head down to the little neighborhood corner pet store. (Sometimes the owner lets her clean out cages & such.) However, the PCA & I could tell there was a lot more to this; there was deception. kt turned around & left the house. PCA & I went into crisis mode (I'm really good at that). PCA grabbed her cell phone, hat & mittens & followed young ms. kt. kt was meeting a boy down at the store & when she saw PCA, the she & the boy took off running. Of course, I had to call mental health case manager - who in turn, called crisis team, who in turn called 911, because with the weather (10 below zero & a mentally ill child) there was a need for police intervention. kt has been growing in leaps & bounds in positive areas. However, she's becoming very sexualized once again; willing to put her life on the line to have a boyfriend. When she was hauled home, kt, of course, threatened suicide. By that time mental health CM was here, as was the crisis team. I told kt that I couldn't stop her from hurting herself - that was her choice. However, I'd be really angry if she choose that selfish path again. That I was extremely tired of all this nonsense. If she didn't believe we loved her, I don't think she'd ever believe in our love for her. AND that strange boys that are willing to break the law over her aren't the answer either. kt's only answer was that I was trying to control her life - "no, young lady, I'm trying to be your parent. This is what parents do. If a child isn't making good or safe choices a parent steps in & does it for the child - period." The police officer applauded. Not the best move on his part as kt blew up again. However, I yelled & told her to knock it off - this wasn't going to be tolerated here. kt, at that point, turned to mental health CM & accused me of abusing her. PCA started laughing as did CM. CM explained to the police that I'm a good & patient parent & this is nonsense. There has never ever been any evidence of abuse in this household. kt had to give it the old college try. We have a quarterly staffing for kt next week. I expect at this point the recommendation will be for out of home placement. And while kt was demanding that yesterday - if it comes to fruition she will be sorely disappointed. She wants to live in the same kind of group home wm is in - those are few & far between. Thanks for listening. I'm in the process of getting ready for a staffing for wm this morning. I believe I'll just sit, listen & sip coffee. I'm out of ideas for these 2.