Anybody have an idea why difficult child is pushing other people/kids? He doesn't communicate his feelings, so I have to ask others who work with those who can communicate what might be going on in his head. Everything will be going fine, then all of a sudden he will lash out in frustration. They can't seem to find an antecedent, except to say that it's task avoidance. The vice-principle from the high school calls me when he does that, and I have to go get him. He goes back to school tomorrow, and I'm dreading sending him. Just the apprehension is starting to stress me out. I know this is a vague kind of question, but maybe, just maybe, someone knows what can help him. He was pushing his little cousin today for what seemed to be no reason. I wonder if he just doesn't like the way she looks at him (little kids stare sometimes because he's 14 but doesn't act like it). She didn't seem bothered about being pushed, but difficult child was sitting on his bed crying. All he would say was "scared." I don't know if he meant her or himself. I wish we knew what he feels so we could help him.