(Even though I shouldn't have to.) difficult child has a girlfriend. That means that at age 12 or 13, they can call one another and talk. For hours. And when I tell him to get off, he smartmouths me. His girlfriend doesn't hang up, either. If I were that age and my friend's parents were yelling in the background, I'd hang up in a hurry! She calls 16X a day (seriously, it's on the Caller ID) and when husband or I answer, she hangs up on us. Grrr. I grounded difficult child off the phone yesterday because he refused to bring in the trash from the curb (4 containers on wheels). Not to mention he tied up the ph all day. He tried to push me back into my ofc (so much for the new rules the psychiatric laid down) but I reminded him not to do it, and finally was able to get the door shut and locked. After we both cooled down, husband came home and started to bring in the trash, and I stopped him so difficult child could do it. Then I got a flashlight and screwdriver, and disconnected both phone lines. We had the nicest, quietest Christmas Eve ever! (2 days early because we're going out of town). difficult child wondered what happened to the phone. After 1-1/2 hrs, I secretly plugged in the lines outside. I'm assuming it's typical for g'sfg to attract other g'sfg, right? They're all ADHD and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? And refuse to listen to parents?