difficult child has had such a good week, I allowed him to go to the town's community center with a friend. There are all kinds of things for kids to do there (sports equipment). I picked him up at dinner time and brought him home. I mentioned to him that we have missing homework to get done tonight since tomorrow is the end of the quarter. He went ballistic. He started yelling at me and slamming doors. I said "1" which is a cue to stop. It didn't work. I said "2", he still continued. He knows that when I get to three there is going to be a consequence. Since he only has 1/2 day of school tomorrow and no school on Thursday or Friday, instead of SAYING "3" I said "you can always be grounded for the next 4 1/2 days". He said I couldn't do that. He told me I am supposed to warn him first. I reminded him that I gave him 3 chances to stop but he didn't. He left the house and slammed the door on the way out. After a few minutes, he stood in the other door and continued to yell at me for not warning him first. I asked him to shut the door so he slammed it on his way out again. After a few more minutes, he did the same thing again and I gave him the same response, "please shut the door". I refuse to talk to him when he is worked up like this. He went out the slamming door again but this time took off on his bike and I have no idea where he is. It is still daylight so I'm not worried YET. I just don't know what to do anymore. I can only assume he didn't hear the "you CAN always be ...." but instead heard "you are ....". Again, I am only assuming but he won't calm down for me to talk to him. Does anyone have any ideas? I am so lost. I don't know how many times me and easy child have to deal with this. easy child just wants to leave when difficult child gets like this, which is so much of the time. HELP?!?!