It's been a while since I've posted. Tonight my son went to his best friends house for dinner and a birthday celebration, and he was asked to leave by his friend's dad. I'm so embarrassed. These are good neighbors of ours. I'm not entirely sure of what happened, but it seems difficult child was getting rude and out of control. This type of thing seems to keep happening. I recently got a call from another neighbor accusing difficult child of being mean to her son. Does this ever stop? I know that difficult child has issues switch social skills and we are working very hard on it, but it never seems to sink in. Every time he leaves the house I cringe wondering what he will say/do next. I have been having a real problem with anxiety because of all of this. difficult child's mouthiness, and lack of social skills is a real problem. I get so much attitude that I am worn down. He is only eight and has no compunction about calling me stupid, telling me I'm a horrible mother, and just general surliness. I'mabsolutely exhausted by living on eggshells around him. I'm ashamed to admit I'm embarrassed by him. At this point I don't know what to do. Talking to him and his social skills therapy doesn't seem to help with the nastiness. And how will I face the neighbors tomorrow at the bus stop? I've had about all that I can handle.