This kid (who is 17) is driving me nuts, he is home for his 1st complete day on house arrest and he is out of control. I am watching him cycle from semi normal to some kid I do not even know. The court is making him return to school Monday, and he is nervous because the kid he stole from is in 3 of his classes, and the kid wants to fight him, and he is telling me he will have to fight him, which will break his probation, and he'll be going back to JV anyways. He is playing the coach carter DVD, which has a music rap video on it, over and over and over and over again. He has snuck and used my cell phone twice to call a homie and get the dirt on what's what, after he was told no phone use, now my cell has the security code in it for the 1st time ever. He is livid I will not accept collect calls from his friends from the correctional facility and wants the address so he can write them. He is not willing to earn any priveldges back and difficult child II is jumping in with the "you're being mean and unfair to him" $R%^$$# I am worried, on the fence about taking him for an evaluation, ecspecially on a weekend when the pediatric unit is not in. I am watching him switch traks and I am the primary target when he hets angry. I have made home worse then jail, he says. He has his room, TV, DVD player and food and can watch cable in the main family room. Am I being so harsh? He helped my Mom move the couch, and he comes to me and says I helped Gramma can a friend sleep over, he could not wait to hear me say "no" which I did, hello Grand Theft and breaking and entering are not a petty crime! He just doesn't get it! And now he's telling me he is not getting a job until I let him use the phone, I said "tell that to your probation officer Friday!" I am so frustrated, I doubt he will make it through the weekend without trying to "bounce" and then he'll be exactly where he wants to be!