I have found ourselves in the same rut as before with my difficult child. Me becoming depressed and just giving up and allowing my son to play his video games just to keep the peace and harmony in the home. I need to step up the consequences and back them up but I hate to hear the stomping, screaming, and anger outbursts that become so hard for me to endure. Anyone else get this way or am I just a wimpy mom? ;-) I am hopung rereading the book will help renew my resolve to help my son.