Well, we have made it through almost 4 weeks of no hitting, kicking and screaming. But last night, we took a giant step backward. difficult child doesn't like to use the toilet or brush her teeth at night. Dad asked, and then I did too. She refused. I should have said OK and walked away. But instead, I dug in and held my ground. The shoes, books, fists started flying with me and husband ducking and trying to remain calm. She called us maniacs, crybabys, stupid idiots, etc. etc. etc. Oh, I wish I would have handled it differently. husband taped the whole episode so difficult child can she what she looks like when the temper tantrums appear. I know the right thing is just to back off her, but I get so tired of her lying when I know by her yellow teeth she hasn't brushed them. Hindsight is everything.