Well, so far SS has missed three days of school, (school started Aug. 20) he hates riding the bus, hates the middle school, and refuses to do any homework at all. They are going to start giving him after school detention every time he doesn't hand in his homework and detention lasts until 4:30 and he will have no way home because bio mom doesn't get off work until 5:00. And my husband can't leave work everyday to pick him up and take him home when he has detention, he will lose his job. We tried talking to SS the last weekend that we had him. husband told him in a very direct and calm manner that going to school is the law, that he is too big (he weighs 215 pounds now) for any of us to physically drag him to school, that he has to do his homework, and that if he starts refusing to go to school or do the homework that the consequences will be going to juvenile detention. We will have no choice but to get the law involved. He said he knows that and left the room and went back upstairs to his video games. You see what it boils down to is that SS doesn't think that husband or his bio mom have the guts to get the law involved, but he is wrong about that. Bio mom can get in trouble herself for him not going to school and she isn't going to risk that. Bio mom told us yesterday that SS is crying at school and having panic attacks at school because he doesn't want to be there. He is having panic attacks because he is having withdrawals from his video games due to his severe addiction to them, which no one is doing anything about, not even his psychiatrist. Bio mom has a meeting today with the principal, IEP people, and SS's child psychologist to see if a plan can be worked out to make school more tolerable for him. I don't have much hope that anything they put in place for him will work though. He cares about NOTHING but his video games. It's all he talks about, you cannot even have a normal conversation with him. If you try to talk to him about anything, he swings the subject back around to his games. He is always telling his dad to come look at his new weapon on one of his games. He thinks the whole world is as interested in video games as he is. He has such an abnormal point of view on how life really is. He can't even tell time with an analog watch or clock, and he's 13 years old! Anyway, I fear that this is going to be a really horrible several months coming up, and I dread it.