difficult child shows his compassionate side. Yesterday he received a consequence and started calling me all sorts of names! About 20 minutes later he came and apologized. He even gave me in his words a "bear" hug. Then he asked if I was feeling sad. It's nice to know he has this side to him even if I don't see it often. Of course, within 1/2 hour he was back to his usual self and he again was swearing up a storm at me. Still I have to savor the moment.