Hello, I'm new here and am at my wit's end with my 16 year old son. My son is beautiful, scary intelligent, extremely athletic with a promising future in football and track, funny, everything you would dream a child to be. He is also however, lazy, defiant, disrespectful, skips school, backtalks horribly bad, cusses, won't do school work, etc. He is hateful to his younger sister which just breaks our heart. He is from two parent home and we've done all we can to try to resolve this. He's been to psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, tried medications, therapy, etc. We've taken away privledges, tried to kill him with kindness and nothing seems to work. He is throwing away a chance at a wonderful future. He's so smart he could be anything he wants but he won't put forth a bit of effort to do the school work. Nothing he does on the football field will help a bit if he's a discipline issue. We love this child unconditionally and he is surrounded by loving grandparents and extended family. Does anyone have suggestions? I would be so grateful!