First, YES we have a CPS case, we are on a wait list for a therapist, their father is under investigation. Recently divorced from their father, domestic violence was witnessed by both kids. Both kids were verbally, physically and sexually abused by their father and his friends. The kids spent 9 months with their father while I was out of state fighting him for custody. I had to leave when their father put a gun in my face and physically stopped me from taking them with me. My son is 4 my daughter is 5 Daughter I have a good grasp on how to handle. My son is my issue. He hits, punches, kicks, throws things, threatens to run away, says he hates me, says he will "behave/listen/be good" when my significant other gets home, but not when it's just me. He has fits of physical violence usually towards me only, but has had 2 episodes where he lashed out at a family pet (kicking, hitting) for what seemed like no reason at all. He is insanely attached to my significant other. He absolutely will NOT listen to me when we are alone. I am at my wits end. I have tried everything I can think of. And it always ends the same with him still not listening and me ready to cry. He isn't retaining any information he's given. He doesn't seem to be learning like he used to. He is obsessive over his tablet so it was taken away. He now is obsessing over his alphabet flash cards. Any help at all would be so greatly appreciated.