I'm refering to the in-home koi ordered by juvenile courts and/or probation/parole officers for your juvenile difficult child committing an offense- I wanted to tell everyone before but didn't want E to get on here and see it- you know how we've all complained about how useless and bogus it seemed? Well this last PO E had, who is very young, inexperienced, and naive or else she wouldn't have told me this- she told me "they can order this stuff to create a diversion and buy time". IOW, they aren't ordering it because it's a valid solution- they order this koi to keep the family tied up in something to try to get thru the difficult periods.OMG- I about fell off my chair when she told me this. So all the "fix what he wants for dinner more often and he won't break the law anymore" stupidity was to give us something else to think about so we wouldn't be dealing with difficult child issues? That would be my definition of denial. She offered more of this koi as a diversion to "get thru the next few months" with E- I told her h**l no, we had more than enough to deal with as it was.