My 13 year old stepson came to live with us a few weeks after his dad and I married, because he was sexually molesting his younger sister. Since then, we have discovered that this went on for a period of 3 years when he and his sister were living in another state with their mother and step father. We immediately got him started in counseling and shortly after he was arrested and charged with a felony for those actions(outcome is still unknown). In the time that he has lived with us, he has lied constantly (while attempting to charm us), he is highly intelligent yet failing most subjects, He has also attempted to put our kitten in the dryer (I caught him in the act), regardless of consequences, he has lied, manipulated, and we have caught him sneaking things and lying about it, shows little remorse (unless he's caught), he pretends to be affectionate towards me to the point that it's obviously phony. I feel as though I need to sleep with one eye open. To further complicate matters, his father seems to be in total denial that his son is seriously disturbed. His counselor feels he should be in residential treatment, I agree. However, with both of his parents lying to people in authority, I seem to be the only person that can see the seriousness of this child's issues. I am at a loss....and exhausted.