I posted yesteday that difficult child was being really disruptive to easy child when he was trying to get his homework done. School was never difficult child's problem. It all always came rally easily for him. easy child is a good student, but he is not the student that difficult child is, so I took difficult child aside and asked him to let easy child have some quiet to get his homework done and I basically said that while homework was really easy for him, easy child has to put in a little more effort that he does because it does not come as easy for easy child. What does he do? Walk right into the kitchen where easy child was trying to work and say to easy child, "Mom just told me that you were stupid." OMG!! Seriously, someone please just shoot me now! Luckily, easy child knows that I would not say that and when I talked to him about it he said that he knew it was just difficult child being mean, but still, why does he have to do that? I know the answer to that. He is feeling unloved at the moment, and he wants everyone else to feel as bad as he does, but it's not going to work. And we are working hard to help him to realize that he IS loved and wanted and needed as part of our family. These are the things that drive me batty!