Well, for the last 3 weeks difficult child has lost a level EVERY single week. I will be talking to the nurse tonight when I go see difficult child to find out what happened this week (the last 2 weeks have been lots of oppositional behavior, trouble staying on task, being disruptive). 3 weeks ago, we were discussing difficult child being able to spend the whole labor day weekend at home, now 3 weeks later, he doesn't even get ANY kind of pass this weekend. He is sliding backwards, very oppositional. His therapist on Monday said she felt this too. I know that they expect the kids to somewhat fall backwards, I figured a week here or there, but this is 3 weeks in a row. As of Monday, he will have been in Residential Treatment Center (RTC) 2 months. So I guess his honeymoon lasted 6 weeks. His level this week is 1:1, so he gets to start all over again! I am glad though, that they are seeing the behavior that he is exhibiting instead of the "oh he's a good kid, never gives us any problems" kid that he was for 6 weeks. On Monday, during his therapy session, the therapist asked him about why he lost levels the past 2 weeks. He revealed that he sometimes gets bored and then does things to get attention. He also revealed that sometimes when he is bored (they could be in the gym playing or on the unit) he will aggravate someone so that they scream at him or yell and they get into trouble. My jaw dropped open at this and the therapist just sat back in her chair, she said "you mean to tell me that you deliberately do something that will lead to someone else getting in trouble?" he said "well its not like it was level 4's" she said "oh so its the kids at lower levels?" keep in mind, this last week he was himself one of those lower levels. All the while he was telling this to us he had his hand over his mouth, he was smiling and was trying to suppress a laugh. When we started telling him that it wasn't funny and definitely not nice, he then started to backpeddle and say that was not what he was saying. All I can do is shake my head.