So, we went today to the first meeting with the probation officer. Then we had the enrollment meeting for ind study "school" since difficult child is expelled from real school. Both went well, then, I came home from karate and difficult child was actually doing homework without me forcing him! AND he told me he made a "lesson plan" which was all the assignments written on a 3x5card next to the day he was going to do them! (I had the post about "2 hour battle over 1 hour homework" recently). Perhaps there is hope! The teacher said colleges do not count his grades from 9th grade in his GPA so that was nice to find out. And he has not said anything about the water bottles I removed.