what to do? How do I handle this? After all the progress my difficult child has made, tonight he had the biggest rage to date. husband is out of town, of course. Last night wasn't too good, but I got over it......yet tonight it was all out war. I finally locked our Yorkies in my bedroom, but then difficult child pounded on the door to terrorize them. He has hit me, thrown things at me, defied me in every way possible while screaming at the top of his lungs. This has gone on for two hours. Today I even took him to the movie, to McDonald's, etc. Some repayment, huh? It's been all I could muster to not beat him, but I finally just cried. I can't call husband....what could he do, he's a thousand miles away at dinner with the big boss. My daughter is on vacation and certainly doesn't need my phone call, difficult child has run off any friends I ever had, my brother thinks there's nothing wrong with him (what does he know, he doesn't even have any children) and my mom is deceased. So who is there to call to vent this on? And no, I can't dial 911. Sorry, I just would never do that. I'm so very sad. I finally gave him a Melatonin, so perhaps that will help calm him down a little. Does nothing ever work? All these years of doing this and doing that and he still screams, tortures the dogs, throws things......I just don't understand and I never will.