last time i posted on here, we were trying to give up custody of difficult child to foster care. husband has changed his mind on that and difficult child is still here. the social workers pretty much said too bad, they aren't taking him he's our problem, not there's. the lawyer said we should try putting him into a group home first, the nearest one is far away and he is too young to go there. ugh. we can still fight them to take him but at this point he is trying to behave so we are going to let him keep trying. i think that because he knew about this the whole time he is trying to step up on his behaviour. he is acting out at school more though, and saving his good behaviour for us. so that is not the best solution but selfish as it sounds i would rather let them deal with it. they get paid. the school has put a new plan in place so they have a male teacher available to come supervise difficult child when necessary as he has been attacking his ea. i think he perceives her to be weak because she i very petite and soft spoken so he thinks he can get away with it. ugh. we are waiting for psychiatrist to come back from holidays on tuesday. she is supposed to adjust his medications again. i can say that last weekend husband and i both gave difficult child his morning pill(holy lack of communication on that one!!) and he was very well behaved, even cleaned up without crying about it. on the plus husband has really stepped up when it comes to responsibilities around the house so i am no longer carrying 90% of the responsibilities around here, probably closer to 60/40 now and my stress level has gone down quite a bit. we are going to buy difficult child a tv for his room next month for his b-day so he can watch his own shows in there and that should eliminate alot of his complaining about people talking while he's trying to watch tv and demanding to watch my little pony while others are already watching something. i found out he had been cheeking his medications sometimes and then hiding them around the house so that must be why he got to the point where he was acting so psychotic. i am now much more vigilant about making sure he swallowed them and check under his tongue and in his cheeks.