SS10 has been going to counseling weekly for almost two months now. He's been mostly tight lipped during most of the sessions. Today before counseling he told his father that he wanted to make a deal with him...he would tell the counselor what he was looking at on his iPad [porn 2 years ago at age 7 or 8] if his Dad bought his friend a present. My gut reaction was...WOW!!! To me that was him saying "I'll only participate in counseling if you meet my demands." My second thought was that he thinks he can buy his friends. His Dad didn't see it that way. He understood SS10 was trying to manipulate him, but he didn't think it is as serious as I do. He doesn't believe that his son is capable of manipulating people in that way.