to take the attitude, disrespect and mouth that we get from our difficult child's just because they are kids? I guess I'm just beyond fed up because of difficult child's attitude and treatment of husband and myself lately but it has me thinking. If that were our husband/wife or SO treating us this way, or even a roomate, we are encouraged and expected to remove either ourselves or the other person from the household as that is verbal abuse. But just because it comes from our kids, we are expected to take it? "Oh, he/she doesn't really mean it.....It's just the *insert diagnosis of choice here* talking....waa waa waa waa waa *insert Charlie Brown sound effect here* If husband treated me (or vice versa) the way difficult child has and for the same amount of time, one of us would have been loooong gone. Do I love difficult child? Yes. Do I like him? No, and I haven't for some time now. Nothing we have done in the eight years we have had him has changed his attitude one iota. As he's gotten older, it's just gotten worse and yet we are just supposed to ignore it/don't let it get to us/let it roll off our backs. Why?????