DS is on the verge of being kicked out of his group residence because he is openly flouting their rules. He's been bragging about his infractions to us. Finally, he's been caught, and the residence is planning to hold him accountable. It sounds to us as if they plan to deliver him a warning. He is acting as if he's already been tossed, which he hasn't. He is doing his best to manipulate W into taking him in, with us, under our roof. Begging, crying, promising the sun, moon and stars. All of us here have seen this act before. He's a great talker. He never follows through. The last time we caved to something similar was when he wanted to attend online high school - which he never completed. The cycle repeats again now. W has been relatively strong thus far, from what she has told me. She expressed some of our shared concerns about his history of violence and told him we wouldn't consider him living with us for any length of time without a contract. And, she knows I need to be on board with whatever decision is made. I am going to talk to W about us renting him a room or otherwise ensuring he has accommodations, in the event he loses his housing, but not having him live with us. It will not end well, at all. Plus, we have a neighbor downstairs who smokes marijuana constantly and its odor permeates our building when he smokes. A recipe for disaster as far as DS is concerned. I will need to stay strong. Prayers appreciated!