Hi everyone - I just found this site and feel such relief that I am not alone in this. My 12 yr old has just been diagnosed with conduct disorder. She's broken our dogs leg jumping on it in anger. After 2 surgeries to pin it back together she went back and stomped on her back leg. I made her tell the vet what she did and took her to the police station. She lies and acts out all the time. We are waiting on a counselor to be arranged for to come do home visits. I just can't figure out why when she gets in trouble she gets worse. If we have a fight and go to the store that's when she'll steal. Today she was confined to her room because of bad behavior yesterday and as soon as she was alone in the upstairs she went for my locked closet that I had forgotten to lock. I have a small remote camera on her but she thought the handheld reciever was upstairs too but it was with me. It's like it infuriates her that she's in trouble and makes more. When she was caught on camera today she started screaming and saying she wasn't in the closet even though it was on camera and she knows it. Had an absolute melt down how she wasn't lying and she wasn't in my closet. It's insane. I don't know if I can manage until they find a counselor. I've had her to the emergency mental health unit and they were the ones to diagnose her with conduct disorder after another evaluation session. I am really ready for her to go into a residential treatment but have been told that unless I actually file charges of the animal abuse which is a felony I will need to do this in home intensive treatment first to get residential treatment paid for. I think not understanding her motivation is really hard for me. When I got into trouble with my parents I would try and be good and with her she always gets worse and does more bad and worse bad.