Any ideas on how I can address the issue of my difficult child blaming me for everything? Every time he gets mad, it's my fault. I realize some of that is kid stuff, but I am not able to see the forest for the trees, because I'm one of the trees. (Okay, that was lame, but you know what I mean.) Last night he screamed at me and pointed a finger in my face, "Everything I do is your fault! Because you MADE me do it!" He waved his arm toward the mess in his room, "All this is your fault!" (Yeah... I was on the other side of the house listening for 45 min. while he threw projectiles around his room. I had an invisible ray gun and made his arms move.) I want to put a stop to this now... "It's not my fault" is rampant everywhere I go. The waitresses at local restaurants who forget orders (is the customer supposed to take the little piece of paper back to the kitchen and hand it to the cook? What are we paying for?); the company that forgets to record our payment but cashes the check... it's not THEIR fault; The oil company that, once again, has missed our delivery and when the furnace shuts off and I have to call them, calls me back as they're filling the tank and says, "You weren't out of oil. You still had 11 gallons. So it's not our fault." Say what? They gave us 330 gallons that day and the furnace was sucking up sludge! No wonder it shut off! I do not want my difficult child to go out into the world like that. I don't want him to have the load of Catholic guilt I dragged around with-me, either. (Although I highly doubt we're in any danger of that.) When I tell stories, or read things out of the newspaper, he sort of understands them, but absolutely cannot apply them to himself. I need ideas!