Was this the board that recommended this book, Get out of my life but first can you drive Cheryl and me to the mall"? I got it, and it's great. The dialogs sound just like my house. I'm having a really hard time getting my ds do his homework. Last week I found out that he was missing quite a few assignments, AGAIN, and this is after 4 months of therapy to help him with this and a learning and study skills class. This kid just will not do it. So last week I told the therapist that I was just going to let him fail. I could lead a horse to water but can't make him drink. Now, after reading this book, I'm not so sure this is the best approach. So what I am going to do is stop asking him if he had homework and what it is, like we agreed at his session last week, but stick to our original agreement that for a specified length of time, like from 5:30 to 6:30, he was to study. It doesn't matter if he stares at the wall, for that hour, there is nothing else for him to do. Actually, his therapist did suggest this approach a while ago, but I suppose I've been my usual stupid wimpy self in enforcing it.