Hi! My difficult child is 11, bi-polar, & ODD. He drives me nuts!! Right now we're doing alright, but every time he loses it it gets a little worse. In a few weeks he goes to court for a change of plea. They're letting him plead down from domestic violence to dis-orderly conduct. I got lucky with the school this year, the guidance counsler is working with me to keep him at school & hopefully work with some of his issues. We're trying something new with his priveleges(sp?). NILIF(nothing in life is free) It's used for dog training, but his counslers think it might work for him(slightly modified of course). He doesn't get to go to his grandmother's this weekend so there's a good chance things are about to go down hill. He really doesn't handle not getting what he wants when he wants very well.