I fear I have let difficult child slip right back into the same mom/child situation. I am having the mom taking care of her child syndrome ~ not the my son is an adult and we are just providing shelter and food. I am trying, it has just slipped up on me and I sat back and said "gee, what am I letting happen here?" I need advice with this one.... This would have been my son's sr prom. this is my daughter's jr prom. In the middle of making plans for daughter, my son asked if I was going to help him get a tux? I said "for what?" He said he was going to his senior prom. I didn't know what to say My difficult child that ran from home and school, has now returned home and wants to go to his sr prom. He still goes to the school (against my advice) to see his friends. Another school offers a cap and gown celebration for ged grads and I offered to pay for it but he had no interest. My difficult child, as you know, has no limits on his partying and I can see a huge problem with him going. I also see it being a problem for easy child that has waited since 9th grade to be able to go to her prom. Just a note~ instead of difficult child acting like an adult he is still manipulating his sister. ex.- she has exit exams this week. He was told this. he waits till 10pm and then decides to take a bath (they share the bathroom that is in her room)We get in a huge fuss cause it's not HIS fault she has exams and it's not HIS fault the bathroom is in her room. We all have to get up early, he is not getting up cause he is not yet back working from his hand injury. Same ole sameole difficult child, the world revolves around me and I could care less if she needs to go to bed early I can not get him out of his thinking pattern (I guess I wouldn't be here if I could,lol) I see him crashing the prom, that is what difficult child's do. All the attention, doesn't matter if it is good or bad. and certainly no concern of how it will affect his sister. ADVICE....PLEASE!!!