My difficult child is having a major meltdown. I sent him to his room for an hour - he needs to calm down. How can I be sure he doesn't hurt himself? He is screaming and yelling and crying and throwing things. He is going to make himself physically sick. He has thrown up before from crying and being so upset like this. Maybe part of the reason things are so out of control with him is that for so long I have given in to so much in order to not set him off. I am done. I am sick of it. He is disrespectful and hateful and he thinks he is in charge and he is the boss and he does not have to do a thing we say. He is 5 yrs old!!! The last 2 days have been terrible. Yesterday he punched someone in the eye for knocking over his blocks. Today he punched someone in the stomach while standing in line. He also wiped paint on someones face. We have an initial appointment with a family & child therapist next week. I just don't know what else to do. He says he wants a new mom and he hates me. He also says he wishes he was gone or dead. I hurt so badly for him. It's killing me inside.