...but it really grates on my nerves. difficult child was going to make some instant mashed potatos and became very angry and started to slam things around, saying she couldn't make them because all of the measuring cups are dirty (the boys were cooking earlier). Sigh.... So, of course I tell her that she can hand wash a measuring cup. Well, no she can't because the last time she tried it just kept foaming up when she rinsed it. I ask her, then, how she could have handled this better. She doesn't know. So I said, Instead of becoming angry could you have asked for help? She doesn't know. Then she's decided that she doesn't want to make anything and leaves the room. This is how difficult child works and we've had this conversation and others similar more times than I can count. Any ideas on how to redirect this line of thinking and get her to be more proactive instead of reactive? Cause what I'm doing hasn't worked. Thanks!