I had two questions, and seperated tham into two post. Our difficult child seems angry most of the time. Being around him, is exhausting. Having him at the dinner table, is unpleasant to be honest. He goes on and on about negative things, to the pont where we are trying to teach him nice language to use. Even if its scripting. Its like the only spontaneous language he has is angry, hateful words. A dinner time example: We are eating, difficult child talks over us, saying things like "your dinner is yucky. It smells bad....you can't drink water with dinner...its not good for you. Why are you drinking like that? J (our toddler) is being bad. J isn't eating. J can't talk right....Its winter...I don't like winter. I don't like the cold....my food is cold, its too cold...why are you sitting like that?.... He goes on and on critisizing, and putting things down. Hubby and I have taken a VERY close look at our communicating to see if he gets it from us. We've even made an effort to be obnoxiously cheery and positive, to set an example. Its like he programed to be like this. Its hard to explain, but it seems like 90% of the time his words are negative, or forceful. (barking orders at others, demanding, controling) Anyone else have this issue? Any advice?