I have a couple of questions for those of you with difficult child who have mood disorders/aggression issues. My son is 9 and I am very careful about the Wii games I let him play as well as his computer games. He likes a game called Wizard 101 that is online which doesn't seem to be violent. (I play this game too so I can see what its all about) There's no guns and blood/guts, etc. On his Wii games, he is only allowed to play games rated E. I am pretty careful about monitoring what he plays because I don't want him exposed to lots of violence at such a young age. I have friends who let their 5 year olds play Grand Theft Auto and watch movies like Saw but it doesn't seem to affect their children in any way. With my difficult child, I am trying to be more careful because of his "issues". He has been asking to play a game called "wanted" lately which he already knows I will not allow. Its a game about assassins/guns... lots of violence, etc. I refuse to let him have the game or even let him rent it so that's not the problem. Its just when the commercial comes on television every once in awhile, he stops everything he is doing to watch it. He is always asking about guns and weapons. I know he's scared of guns because he HATES loud noises. He freaks out if he even sees a real gun so I am not worried about him wanting to experiment with playing with them at this point. I just worry about when he's older, if it will lead to an obsession. Is this normal for boys to like that kind of stuff? Am I being too paranoid? His father committed suicide with a gun (he knows nothing about this) so it makes me nervous when he talks about how "cool" guns/weapons are. The funny thing is, he is scared of EVERYTHING! He won't even go to the bathroom by himself sometimes because he's too scared. He refuses to sleep by himself and any little noise makes him jumpy. I guess what I'm trying to ask is, does anyone else have these kinds of issues with their difficult child? My difficult child is scared of noises, refuses to sleep by himself, and seems like he's thinking something is going to jump out at him at any given minute. Is his obsession with guns because he wants to protect himself from his anxieties? Or is he just a typical 9 year old boy who thinks guns are cool because of the way televsion/games make them look? I know a lot of his sensory issues prevent him from going anywhere near a gun (we don't have them at home but my dad has a few locked up in his home). When we are at my dads and he is out shooting, my son runs into the house and holds his ears. These are all little things I've noticed and I was wondering if anyone else has seen this in their difficult child and if you guys want to share advice about how to deal with this? I know this is not urgent, but I just wanted to put it "out there" because its been at the back of my mind for awhile now. Sorry for the long post, I am trying to do two things at once, lol.