I didn't want to highjack the other contract post. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions to put into a contract for a teen who is not coming back from Residential Treatment Center (RTC). When difficult child comes home, the plan is that we all sit together and come to agreements about certain things and I want it all in writing. I've done driving contracts with both my girls and thought I'd type something up along those lines - have us all sign it. I can be particular about what I want out of the living arrangement, but I'd love to hear some ideas that I may miss. difficult child will be 18 by the time she comes home - she wants to come hom next weekend FOR her 18th, but we're resisting that. When she comes home I don't want to be a pita about curfews, but it is our house and H and I do have to get up in the morning and I don't want to be woken up late or worry all night. It's reasonable for me to expect a phone call by 11 PM if she's not coming home or will be later than 12 right? And, same thing if she's not coming home for dinner, right? And should I not do her laundry along with ours (it saves water and energy to do a large load than 3 small ones)? She will be required to get a job and contribute $100/mont towards her car insurance. Those are the easy things....my biggest fears are me freaking out inside when I know she's been drinking or hanging out with loser guys. I need to let that go, don't I? And what about counseling - can I make that a condition of coming home? If anyone can suggest anything at all, please do. Thanks.