Eeyore is your typical Aspie with his black and white view of the world. 1. He thinks his view of the world is the only view. 2. Even when someone else's view is explained to him (by us, by therapist, by teachers) he only seems to comprehend it about half of the time. 3. Any situation that is even a small bit different than a previous situation means that any lessons previously learned do not apply. 4. He is very resistant to any info that doesn't support his world view. Since his world is very egocentric and materialistic, the real world conflicts with him multiple times per day. This is causing him to be very depressed. He feels that we are trying to control him when we don't let him have what he wants (often because we can't -- today he wanted $460.28 to buy everything on his i-tunes wish list). He has met the requirements we set out for him to start getting an allowance so he has some money now and it is burning a hole in his pocket. His birthday is coming up soon and the grandmas will likely give him some money as well. I am trying to make him understand that he will need that money for homecoming, football games, extra-curricular outings, etc. husband has been in his room for a while now, trying to get him to stop obsessing about getting all of the things on his wish list immediately and to think of the future. Any magic words????