My difficult child 1 came home last night announcing that she "now had a boyfriend". I knew that it had been brewing - and probed a little more. Almost immediately after "hooking up" they were practicing lip-locking in a stairwell at a volleyball game...for an extended period of time. difficult child 1 is sooo excited, but has very little awareness that there MAY be other activities involved with having a boyfriend - such as talking to him, having lunch together, etc. I really had to grit my teeth - but we're committed to working together now (kind of like Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Moriarty going off the cliff together) and I got a wheelbarrow-full of eye-opening information. We discussed some of the ramifications (like getting a suspension if she gets caught for kissing during school time - Catholic school), and I gave her some guidelines, although she has limited impulse-control - and then WHAMMO! She went online and found that her "friends" had viralled a bunch of "**** and *****" comments about her. typical teen stuff - but it hits my difficult child where it hurts the most cause of being a former foster kid, etc. So Round 2 involved making a plan to talk to her favorite teacher (she came up with that one! YAY!) AND she has to give a somewhat "sanitized version" to her other mother since she'll be at her other house tonight. We were both exhausted by the time we went to bed - this morning I had her go over her plan with me again and sent her off. difficult child 2 is coming home tonight, but since he'll be the only kid in the house, I think that DP and I can settle in with him, play some wii, chill and pat him back together ofter the Big Bang. We could ALL use some downtime!