Hi. This is the first time I'm starting a post and I'll admit I'm really kind of nervous. I'm sitting here's crying because I have an 8 yr old difficult child son who is PPD-not otherwise specified, ADD with some mood components thrown in. He has hAd a bad week, with lots of tantruming. He gets really mean an nasty, saying "I hate you," "you're stupid" you've ruined my life" etc.How do you get past the meanness and the hatred? My husband isn't speaking to him, and he is so fed up he wants to send him away some where. It is really straining our marriage, and I'm devistated because all we do now is argue. I should mention that during outbursts I try to ignore him, to the point of shutting myself into a room away from him. When he is not like this ( which is rare) he can be a great kid. He is just so angry and mean. We got in to see his psychiatrist and are changing the medications around. Hopefully that will help. He is under the care of a child psychologist now, but he has seen a neuropsychologist. This is a relatively new psychiatrist, who was recommended by his old one who had to stop practicing. So far I like him. I guess I want to know how you stay sane through this.