The past 2.5 weeks have been pretty good for difficult child. His zoloft was upped from 25mg to 50 mg last week. Then Friday things started downhill again. I got an email from one of his teachers, saying the past week difficult child was a handfull. She said he was very obstinate, defiant, and disobediant. Saturday, we let him have a friend over. We do not know this child, so I was keeping a pretty good eye on them, or so I thought. At one time I saw them walk down to the road and pick up stuff. My first thought was he was picking up cigarette butts, so I told him to stop. He immediately lied telling me they were just picking up cool rocks. That was pretty much it for Saturday. Then Sunday our neighbor comes over and tells us some troubling news. It seems sometime Sat, our difficult child and his friend had gotten some matches, went behind my neighbors shed, took a fire extinquisher out of his shed, and burned some paper then sprayed the fire extinquisher on it. I confronted difficult child and he admitted it, and said it was his idea. I asked him if they were trying to smoke and he said no, they were just lighting paper. So we told him is grounded for a while. No fourwheeler, phone, games, upstairs television, and he will go to be early for a while. Then this morning, neighbor comes back over and tells, yesterday afternoon he found rolled up grass, not marijuana, just grass, that he must have overlooked yesterday. Rolled up in a post-it note no less.. I had found something like this before in his clubhouse, and he admitted it and promised he wouldn't do it again. How can these kids just blatantly look you in the eye and LIE like that... I'm so po'ed at him right now I cant think straight. I don't know if he's just trying "smoking" or he is trying to smoke "dope". If we can't get through to this kid he is going to end up in big trouble..