Boy, did I just get on difficult child's bad side. She was so happy when she got off the bus. She wrote I love school on her arm in magic marker and was chatty and animated. We came in the house and I asked to look in her backpack for assignments and school related stuff I need to know about. She refused and told me she didn't want me to look. Red Flag. I give her the opportunity to tell me what is in the notebook that she doesn't want me to see. She refuses, "its my stuff and you can't look at it." And slaps me in the chest. I get the notebook and she had a note from teacher stating she didn't do her math sheet from last night, but didn't get written up. I asked where was the math sheet and she says she didn't get one from the teacher yesterday. I told her to get a trashbag because she was going to pull weeds for lying and hitting me. She is backpedaling now and saying how sorry she is and if I let this slip by she won't hit or lie anymore. I say no, go outside and do your punishment. She blows, runs to her room, slams the door says she hates me, blah, blah, blah. I tell her I am setting the timer for 5 minutes, is she doesnt get outside and pull weeds now, Dad is coming home. Slams on bedroom door again. She comes out after 3 minutes, mouthy at me and picks up phone and hits my foot. I'm sorry Mom and I know she means it, but she can't stop herself now. I tell her outside now and she still tries to backpedal to get out of punishment. She throws couch pillows at me and threatens me with her shoe. I hate you!! She is now outside pulling weeds and Dad is on his way home. She had such a good week at school and I just hate that she acts this way. Just came in to use the bathroom and dumped over a chair on her way back outside. Ugh!