I am new to this and looking for some support and this site seemed exactly what I needed. I am a mother of 2, a 7 year old who is an explosive son, and a 6 year old who is a typical girl. He has been in therapy for a year now but you would have never known it last night. I have read Dr. Ross Greene's book but it seems more geared toward older children. It doesn't help that he is speech delayed and has trouble talking and hates to talk about things! He has also had medical issues with about 4 surgeries. My husband and I are really trying but we are also stubborn and short tempered at times too. Yesterday being new years eve and my husbands birthday we wanted a fun family day. The hard part is my son was not having it. I am currently reading What your Explosive Child is trying to tell you and we think that he is one who sticks to a plan. His plan yesterday morning was to play a video game with his dad. Since that didn't happen when he wanted it, it was a day from hell. He also has very low self esteem and says he is a stupid kid and he hates us. My husband ended up in tears and left for a walk to cool down because he was at his wits end. Sorry I am all over the place but there is so much on my mind that I need to let it out. I would really appreciate connecting with someone to know that we are not alone in this!