Hi. I'm new to all of this. After going through hell this last year and not knowing why my 12 year old son has degraded so bad, my husband and I reached the ends of our ropes this weekend after I found out that my son had stolen all of my old coin collection that my mother had been saving for me since I was born. Sold them to his friends for $20. This isn't the first time he's stolen from me and I almost called the cops to have him arrested. He knows that if he does it again, I most definitely will call them. After deciding that I couldn't take it anymore and that suicide wasn't a very good solution for me (I also have a 4 year old son that I have to take care of), I started looking into foster homes for him. It ripped me apart to admit it but I just can't stand it anymore. One of the foster homes I was looking at online mentioned ODD, and that started me on the road to research, which lead me to this wonderful site. I now have hope that my son, who I know is a good kid deep down, won't have to be sent away and that maybe there's something we can do. We have a call into our medical insurance's mental health division now to line up some therapy for him and the entire family. Someone in one of the previous messages mentioned "doing the Riley". What is the Riley? Could someone either explain or point me in the direction so that I can look for more information please? Thanks!