Do other parents get tired of being the bad guy? I am constantly taking away priviledges, hearing "you always" and "you never", yet trying to encourage him (8y/o) to work toward his rewards (which he frequently forgets he got them, tho written down). He is entitled, and I have to be authoritarian to get him to understand that he had to work for his rewards. Sensitive to internal and external discomforts with extreme grouchiness: I'd love to have the terrible 2's back! Those limits were easy to deal with. Maybe because I expected them from someone only 2. I love to give my kids events, things, and do activities with them; Now he has to work for everything. And sister is trying to be perfect or total avoidance; I'm glad to see her act out at times (less PTSD?). Don't get me wrong: I see progress. I find it so hard not to be grouchy myself with his kicking, screaming and calling names. The best part of the day, is when he's asleep, and I can go in and give him a kiss. Or today, when he gave me a big hug for no reason--I can go on.