I give up. I am so completely done with all this BS. I wish I really could be done with it all but I know what will happen. difficult child 2 is being a royal pain in the backside, doing things (making noises, being distracting, etc.) that irritate difficult child 1 and I. And when we call attention to is and ask him to stop, he ramps it up instead or substitutes something even MORE annoying. He just does not seem to care. EVERY time I've tried to do CPS with him, he says "I don't know" so then I tell him how it "appears" to me (and I emphasize to him that it's only my interpretation and to please correct me) to get himn thinking. It doesn't. All it does is makes him angry that I even think what I'm thinking. CPS does NOT work with difficult child 2, no matter how hard I try. I've told him that if he keeps this behavior up, he's going back to public school. I don't deserve any of this and am losing patience with it and good luck getting the teachers there to allow even a fraction of the **** he does here. He's worse when we're working on school work. Then today, difficult child 1 is up to his old stuff that I haven't seen in a looooong time. There are only 4 subjects to work on today for school. One was to watch a couple short videos, done. Another was to read 4 pages and answer 3 questions, done. He watches the math class lesson while I'm taking notes for him. He's supposed to do about 20 practice problems. He says "I'm not doing those." I said "fine, we can do the 7 they have on here in the lesson." He does the first 5, then his voice gets that REALLY bored, dragged-out tone that tells me he's going (losing interest) so I stop. He has an 8 problem quiz for this lesson. He takes one look at the word "Quiz" at the top of the page and freaks out because it's a QUIZ. OMG, you'd think it was a final exam or something. We take a break for lunch, done. We switch subjects. We watch 3 short videos and read 6 pages, done. Then it comes time to work on a report that I wanted to peck away at over last week's spring break but noooo, it was spring BREAK. He gets his paper out and starts yelling at me that he wrote something for the first question already but that I erased it. I looked at it and it was transfer pencil from when he did the back of the first page before the front so that when he did the front, what he'd written on the back left marks on the second page. I explained that to him but his mind was made up and it only escalated from there. I am getting so tired of dealing with this s*** all the time. They think what little they are expected to do is sooooo hard and tooooo much. If I didn't already know what would happen, they'd both be back in public school in a heart-beat without me backing them up or fighting for them. Been there, done that, and refuse to fight that again. This online program is the best thing that's happened for both of them and they are soooooooo blind to not see it. But then again, no matter how green the grass is, it's always greener on the other side. Thanks for letting me vent. I'm not really looking for suggestions or anything. I just needed to vent to people that understand.