It's a busy week and I'm getting a cold.
N went to school late for the third day in a row. There hasn't been any crying. He'll get a little angry if I push him, but I feel like he is taking advantage of our previous leniency. He put his clothes out last night (after he got mad at me for not washing the jeans he was still wearing -- go figure). But he debated and questioned his clothes choice even while I was driving him to school. He is very emotional and grumpy, but I am really thinking that right now it is more about hormone shifts and growing up, than it is about the anorexia -- probably it is some of both.
It seems like he is doing well with his friends at school. I'm also being able to pressure him some about his school work. I would say he has gone from doing "F" (no) work to about "C" work lately. Everything is better when he is keeping up with his school work. He'll even do it without arguing and complaining. Hopefully these are all signs that he is getting better.
He has been responding violently (hitting or kicking) to his brother. I'm concerned about that. I've restricted his computer/video-game/tv time (which we have used as a distraction in the past, but I think we can use other techniques now) as a natural consequence. What I'm most concerned about right now, is that he doesn't seem to care about anything but his friends at school. It's hard to find natural consequences that will work when there isn't anything he cares about.