It's been coming for awhile now, Duckie has been getting wound pretty tight lately. And tonight was the night. She was warned that her bedroom door would be closed if she fooled around rather than settle right down for bed. She fooled around, I shut the door, she raged for nearly an hour. She threw stuff & screamed epithets at me through the door and pleaded with her father to save her, lol. I was threatened that she would: -run away -call 911 (who teaches them to call 911 on their parents! ) -say bad words -have a miserable life & it would be my fault -lose her voice and it would be my fault -throw stuff until the door broke -tell everyone what a bad & mean mommy I am -break my computer -cut my hair while I sleep so I look as stupid as I really am (I'll hide the scissors before bed, lol! ) -never hug me again Then she tried to negotiate, she would: -go right to sleep if I opened the door -be good for me -listen for once -maybe even be quiet once in a while Then she pleaded some more with husband, didn't he know that she was: -hot from crying -sad from being treated so badly by mommy -hurt & scared that he didn't help her -thirsty from having to yell so much (she had water in her room) -really upset and wanted me to sleep on the couch so she could sleep with him Fortunately, husband didn't cave in. I even had him redirect her back to bed when she opened the door and tried to come out. She was broken-hearted that he didn't side with her. Like I said, this has been coming for awhile. Hopefully it will be out of her system rather than a spiral downward. Ugh!