I have not posted in quite awhile. I hate to post because it seems like my son is so much worse than others and I feel so helpless. difficult child was charged with assault and battery on me, destruction of property for scratching another kids car, and graffiti. Kicked out of school and sent to alternative school. Violated home detention and went to juvenile detention for 6 weeks. Given 40 hours community service, law class, mandatory counseling, and 1 year probation. In the last 2 weeks things have gotten so much worse. He refused to attend the second class of the mandatory law program because he was too lazy to do the letters of apology and research paper. It was too hard as he said. He did attend his community service on Saturday. Starting to be verbally abusive again, suspended indefinitely for telling a teacher that he would **ck her up if she touched him again, not following curfew, coming home high, refusing to clean up after himself, sleeps all day and stays out all night, and today I came home to find that he had taken 6 checks from my check book and forged them to try and get cash. He acted like he could care less and began to verbally abuse me, called husband and difficult child unplugged the phone twice. Called me names he has never used before (and he has used ALOT of them), and made me scared to be around him. He walked out the door, I looked the door. He began to beat on the doors, I called 911. Officers came out and said they could not do anything unless we charged him with larceny and forgery. So, as hard as it was we did. He now has 6 charges of larceny and forgery against him. Of course he left the house and has not been back or called. I don't expect him home tonight. He says he is leaving since I called the cops again and he will have to go back to juvie. I get results from our neuro psychiatric evaluation tomorrow and have an appointment with the PO on Thursday. I am just at a loss on how to help my son. I am preganant with my 4th child and it is so very hard to try and stay emotionally healthy right now. Boarding schools are not an option, wilderness camps are not an option for us since husband will not support that choice financially and I am a stay at home mom. Father is a complete jerk and horrible parent. Feels that he has no responsibilities for his sons behavior. He has no phone, no internet, no rides from us, and no money at all from us. I feel that the only choice we have is to wait out the 20 months until age 18 and we can remove him from our home. I am just afraid of the damage that will be done to the rest of the family during that time. My true hope is that he gets locked up again and the time in jail will change his heart and he will learn that life is much more precious than he knows right now. Thanks for letting me vent. My heart is so heavy right now and I just don't know what else to do other than cry.