difficult child has a classmate who he's known for a couple of years. This boy is definitely a difficult child with lots of issues. difficult child gets annoyed with him and gets sick of him calling 10 times a day. This friend has been calling since school is out trying to get difficult child to come over to visit, or to come stay the night at our house. difficult child can't go over there, because we have been told by some school personnel who know they are friends that they would be leery about letting difficult child visit there, for reasons they weren't at liberty to share. difficult child doesn't want to go over there anyway, and doesn't want this boy coming to our house, because he can be annoying and none of the other kids in the neighborhood like him. He is very polite, but lies about everything. You can't believe anything he says. difficult child used to believe him, but in the last couple of months we've convinced difficult child that this boy lies but it's not because he's mean or trying to fool difficult child. We talked to him in the last couple of weeks about how we were proud of him for not pushing him away despite how annoying he can be. We told him this boy was lucky to have difficult child as a friend. Usually difficult child doesn't listen when we compliment him. In fact, he goes the opposite way. Not this time. He called his friend and invited him over this weekend. He really didn't want to, but he did. He stayed the night last night and difficult child has been so nice to him. They've been playing video games and difficult child has been so accommodating and friendly. It seems like they are both having a really good time. So while difficult child is having big problems in some areas, it's easy to find the good and have some hope when he does stuff like this.