Do you ever have those mornings where you want to just bawl your eyes out? Gfg9 (adhd & anxiety) has consistently had bad mornings since school started a couple weeks ago (they go year-round). She is pretty much considered 'normal', she's not completely like my gfg15 (no remorse, etc). The main issue: extremely foul language and name calling towards Me I am so tired of being called the names I do get called, because she can't get her hair brushed right, or i don't brush it right, or because she has a last minute outfit change (usually pick night before) and she can't find something. I feel dumb even asking, due to the fact that i should know what to do given the circumstances with- gfg15, but what do you all do when your kids cuss/swear/namecall? (and I don't mean just a little 'damn' or 'oh sh*t') If you want, you can even PM me your ideas. I am open. Because grounding is not working, though I do plan on stepping it up a notch, last grounding lasted 1 day, this time I'm bumping to this: She can't use the phone, easy child, Wii until Saturday. To be honest, I just want to backhand her mouth when she calls me those nasty names. But I won't smack her. I just feel so lost. I'm tired of 'struggling' with my kids. I've done it soooo much with- gfg15, that I'm just worn out. Why in the world can't I be lucky enough to have one of those real and true easy child, you know the ones that listen 90% of the time, the ones that respect and obey their Moms? Why does there always got to be an issue to work on? Well, off to cry while I finish cleaning house. I'll come back later in hopes that you have some suggestions. And ya, I've probably heard them all before, but so be it.