I have a small dilemma with difficult child...and I'm not sure how I should handle it. difficult child has a friend "A" who is not getting along with her parents. A moved in with her 20-something older brother - and often hangs out with older brother and his friends. difficult child also wants to hang out with A's older brother and friends. For obvious reasons, we are saying "No!". Next week is exam week at school. difficult child told me that she does not have an exam Thursday morning and therefore will not be allowed in the school building until noon. difficult child wants to know if she can hang out with A. They will probably go out to breakfast and then to the mall. A's Mom will be driving them around since A is making up with her parents and will be moving home again sometime before next week. This is a bs story. First - students ARE allowed in the school building. Exams are held at 8am and 10 am. Students are welcome to come in late and/or leave early - or may study in the library or the cafeteria. Second - school gets OUT at noon on Thursday. Third - I don't believe for a second that A has made up with her mother just in time to be driven all over town on Thursday morning. Here is my dilemma. If difficult child had said that she wanted to go to breakfast with her friend at the Waffle House around the corner from the school and walk to school in time for her 10 am exam - husband and I have absolutely no problem with that. But what are we supposed to do with this bs story? Would you tell difficult child that she could go "hang out" with A ? Would you make her go to school as usual so that she has to stay in the library until her exam?