Well it wasn't as bad as I thought. difficult child took the brunt of the blame. They made a lot of threats, mostly towards the kids. If difficult child continues to miss school, I will NOT go to jail as long as I go to five parenting classes to prove I am doing everything I can to get her to school. If difficult child continues to be truant, she will have a meeting at the court, be given 40 hours of community service, and have her driver's license withheld. If she still won't go to school, she gets a gps ankle bracelet to track her every move. If she still refuses, her butt gets hauled off to juvenal hall. The DA stated that just this Christmas she put three kids in Juvenal Hall on Christmas day. She has no problems hauling kids off to jail if they continue to defy their parents and skip school. I think difficult child got the message loud and clear about school. She went today without any arguments whatsoever. The first time in months she has willingly gotten up out of bed and gone to school. At the meeting they also talked about sneaking out of the house and staying out past curfew. Well guess what difficult child pulls after hearing this huge lecture about the dangers of sneaking out of the house? Last night while I was sleeping she took money out of my purse and walked to the store to get ice cream and soda! In the middle of the night! Talk about dangerous and stupid! I am so ****ed off at her! She apologized and said she was hungry and thirsty and she couldn't sleep. WTH was she thinking? And when I told her she stole from me and she was getting a HUGE consequence, her response is that she didn't steal, she just "borrowed." So now I'm going to have to hide my money from her. I am so upset. Just when I thought the meeting did difficult child some good she goes and pulls this ****. So I feel like some positive came out of it but I have no idea what the hell difficult child was thinking by sneaking out of the house. This is something she has never done before. So the meeting was okay but now I have to ground difficult child and this weekend is gonna be a tough one. This kid is gonna drive me into an early grave. Ugh!