What is next? I have told him I will call the police the next time he hits me. I have done it once while at his school (see past post). It was an ideal situation (as far as calling the police on your own child can be). I know I will have to call them again at some point. My question is how? I have a number for the precinct and the name/#of the officer who we dealt with. Do I call that if I am not in emergency danger? Of course isn't any assault considered emergency worthy, or shouldn't it be? With one punch I will have to make the call. With one slap I will have to make the call, too, so that difficult child gets the seriousness of it all. Will they come out and require I press charges? Will I lose support of the police if I have them come out several times without pressing charges? The officer I dealt with last week would not recommend pressing charges because of the chances difficult child will be assaulted while his is detained (all kids to 18 are placed together). But I am not sure how to go about this whole thing.. Suggestions?