My difficult child is 12 and now that he is in middle school we have let him come home on the bus after school (for two hours) rather than going to the after school program. He was in it at the beginning of the year and continued to get into trouble because he hated it. He would sneak home on the bus, would disrupt the activities (when he would go) and would berate and belittle the counselors. Now we let him stay home and he sneaks out to friends houses, to the mini mart or park down the street, etc. We live in a safe neighborhood, but it scares me to death if I come home and he isn't there. We tried a cell phone with GPS and he just proceeded to rack up hundreds of dollars in bills. I can't quit my job to stay home with him, but he is too old for a sitter and the after school program isn't structured enough to deal with him. What have you all done in the past that might help me find a solution?