So my son got a speeding ticket yesterday. He called me to tell me this. He was very very upset. I quickly got ready and hoped to leave the house before he got home. I just wanted to avoid seeing him because he seems to forget everything he knows about staying calm and respectful when really angry. I didn't leave in time. He came home and for 30 minutes he ranted about how unfair the world is, how this cop just wanted to be in charge of the world, how he should be allowed to drive 100 miles over the speed limit if he wants, freedom of speech to call the cop names,basically just being so irrational it really seemed like he was not in touch with reality. These statements I list were the most benign, he had many many more i don't even want to write. When I saw him a few hours later, he was calm and accepting responsibility and had come up with a plan to earn the money to pay the ticket. Now he acts as if nothing happened. It will take me a while to shake off the horrible feeling from this. Does anyone have a child that goes from perfectly fine to insane with anger? He didn't break or throw anything, all verbal. As an aside, I am glad he got a ticket and has to face the consequences on his own.