I just don't understand why he does this. He doesn't get what he wants (in this case easy child to play the same racing game that he wants to play), so he looks to me to "make" easy child give in. I tell him that easy child just walked in the door. Let him have a snack and a few minutes to breath and then I will talk to him, but I'm not going to make him do anything. That starts the whole, "I don't trust that you're going to talk to him. He hates me." easy child tells him that he promises that he will talk to me about it, to which difficult child replies that if I don't talk to easy child we're "both going to be punished!" I told him that he can't punish his mother and his reply was that he could "beat the s**t out of" both of us. i sent a text to the therapist (his next appointment is tomorrow), and it seems to have blown over (for now) because easy child said that he wants to play with difficult child, he just doesn't want to do it right now, so they agreed to play the game at 5:00 pm. It just makes me crazy! He's made such progress, but the minute the world does not revolve around him he slides back to threats.