kt is 3 months short of turning 13. She's itching for a bit more freedom. Yesterday husband bought an inexpensive set of walkie talkies. Before PCAs shift, kt took one of the WTs & I held onto the other. kt headed out around the block on her scooter; talked with me the entire way. And she was very proud of her accomplishment. kt seems to need a fast way to stay in contact with husband or myself & is too anxious to go further than a block away. Yet she came back from her "adventure" so proud of herself. There are days when kt "appears" very stable & centered & wants to head out to play with her "normal" friends (according to her) with-o Integrated Listening Systems (ILS) worker or PCA in attendance. She's tired of having the kids here (which to me is the perfect scenario - I can keep an eye on things). I'm hesitant to let kt head out on her own - yet she's determined to prove herself. It's becoming difficult to find a balance between her health & safety & her growing maturity & ability to make safe choices. How do you all handle this with your difficult children?