Honestly, no parent of a difficult child should be deprived of the opportunity to hear their mega-oppositional, infinitely defiant, surly, and sullen teen heave sighs through a speaker phone for 45 fun-filled minutes. It's simply an experience of a lifetime. He refused to participate other than to acknowledge he brushes his teeth when he feels like it (ie once a blue moon), knows he needs deodorant but doesn't have any (and is far too challenged to pick up a stick when he goes to get his illegal ciggies), finds folding laundry and putting it away to be "too much work", and admantly refuses to do anything he's told, on principle. Oh... and this gem... teacher describes a recent episode where he trashed her classroom completely - threw computer, shredded every piece of paper he could get his hands on, threw furniture, etc., but even though this ended in a restraint ("I was just trying to leave the room and I *said* I would clean it up")... this does not equate violence. The trigger? "I was bored." Heaven help us all. The world according to Tyler. Really, far more fun than any parent should have to endure in the space of 45 minutes. GAH!