Sorry I feel like screaming and I just need to vent. Things with Poe have been up and down. This morning he refused to brush his teeth. AGAIN. He does this all the time; his teeth are probably rotten. Dental visit at the beginning of next year is sure to be so much fun. He's refusing to brush them because he doesn't like the type of toothpaste we have and his favorite kind fell on the floor and got stepped on so I threw it out. He already knows why he has to brush his teeth. He knows the consequences if he doesn't. He's been rewarded for brushing his teeth in the past. We've tried making him by doing it for him, but he's getting big enough and combative enough now that continuing down that road just means someone is going to get hurt. I got so mad I had to tell him to leave the bathroom and then I closed the door and took deep breaths before I started yelling at the top of my lungs at him. He decides he isn't going to do something and that's it - it isn't happening. So he's going to school today with bad breath and dirty teeth and it just looks like I don't take care of my child. *headdesk* Please, someone, tell me it's going to get better. What do you do when your child will not do basic functions like brush their teeth, get dressed, leave the house when you have to go to work and they have to go to school, etc?