husband is out of town, one lousy night, and difficult child went off the deep end. I nearly had a nervous breakdown with his escapades as they escalated. (Maybe I'm just not good for him.) I remembered, "Just walk away.." So-- I did, and he followed me, banged on the door, kicked the door, screamed into it, etc. What is one supposed to do? It just went from bad to worse, I cried (hard), I look like h*** this morning and have to get to work. As difficult child started calming (if one would call it that) I got a pad of paper and wrote at the top: The reasons I should not be sent to a place where I could learn better manners are: 1) 2) etc. He honestly filled it out and wrote all these flattering things about me and what a good mom I am (sure) and how much he loves me (sure). I hate putting the fear in him, but lord, if I can't help him NOT behave this way, then maybe someone else should. These events don't happen often, but when they do, oh maaaaan. I have taken his cell phone (he absolutely loves it), and forbidden him to play with his friend for a week. (Coming home from this friend's house is what started this thing.) I probably won't tell husband because he feels guilty going out of town (which he very seldom has to do with his job), of course then I have no one to share this with except you guys since I have no family who cares and definitely no friends. I'm tired. How could I have handled this better? Please help.