difficult child had a rough day today. It was the first time all summer he had a bad day at camp. He swore and had to sit out 1/2-1 hour for a time out, that led to him punching a counselor and another child and did quite a bit of swearing at the counselor. They called us, difficult child was sobbing. husband talked to him and told him to try and do some of his deep breathing and try to turn things around. He also told the counselor to give him his afternoon medications and it might help. He did turn it around and finished off his time at the water park with no problem. Then we got home and difficult child didn't like something I suggested and hit me with a plastic soda bottle in the head. This put his new crisis plan into effect. It starts with "Stop the World" -all electronics, desserts, etc are gone for the rest of the day. If he continues with violence to husband or myself he goes to over night crisis respite. He was really angry when we told him he was at "Stop the World". Swore, screamed (told us we shouldn't be listening to the peoples ideas about what to do when he is violent), pushed furniture around but then he calmed down and wasn't violent. He didn't have to go to crisis respite! husband had to deal with him as I was going out to a party. He said difficult child helped clean some and mostly just sat. So he had a rough day but.... in the end he pulled himself together twice. It's a start. I'm sure at some point he will end up at crisis respite but was glad that he stopped himself tonight.