Several of you have suggested behavioral charts, but for some reason, it just clicked yesterday. Probably because we've been working so hard on other behaviors and now difficult child has certain things under control, plus, he's mature enough to understand behavior, so it is time. I mentioned it at the dinner table and easy child and husband thought it was a great idea. difficult child kept running back and forth to his video game (see other note) so he didn't even listen to the conversation. I will create a chart Sunday (which is in a few hrs. ) easy child was excitied because in psychology, she's been studying behavior charts, and the "in" thing is called token economy. You use tokens to earn items or privileges. She said it is used in nursing homes in dementia units, in psychiatric units, and for third graders--IOW, it works for all ages and issues. She said that you can't expect someone to clean his rm and only give him a penny--the token has to equal in value what the behavior was. So we will have to come up with-something that will work. Right now, we've simply been rewarding difficult child with-Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (yes, I know they have milk) when he takes his pills at night, and a bigger prize at the end of the wk if he has behaved, as well as if his Friday Folder is good. So I think we can step it up to more specific behaviors. Right now, I think I should address the unwanted behavior of his waking up in the middle of the night to play laptop video games. Is there a negative item on the behavior chart? Or is it only to earn positives?