I keep remembering little things from the soc wkrs at the psychiatric hospital and another conversation snippet jumped into my mind ... We were discussing difficult child taking the neighbor's undies and I said that difficult child has serious boundary issues. The soc wkr corrected me and said, "He was stealing. Use the word STEALING when you are talking to him." Oookay. Hey, I have used that word, and difficult child flips out but like it says in The Manipulative Child, I'll keep at it. I think it's kind of funny that I am seeing a slight turn away from political correctness and back to old fashioned basic language. Refreshing.