Hi Fran, Nice to see you back!! He sounds like a really fun kid!!! Since he is so fun, I would take that away until her gets your point. I might also have a sit down with him and let him know that you are only doing this because you love him. With Alli we actually had to go a step further and explain complications. (sort of generically) I hated having that talk with her, but at the time it was necessary. It was a turning point for her, almost as if she finally understood why we fuss so much over her. I thought we would do this much later but now looking back it was a good thing and she got the info from me and not some crazy person at a party or something. I hope you can get to the bottom of it and he can resume his awesome childhood. I love that you are trying to balance his emotional health as well. Hang in there Fran you are doing a great job!!