We have a very predictable Saturday morning pattern, and it starts with a massive rage by difficult child. He wakes up at the crack of dawn and starts demanding stuff of us - get up! feed me! take me fishing! now! etc. and when we don't do exactly what he says he goes into his screaming, crying, name-calling rage. Some days I lock him outside (when weather is decent) so he can scream at the house. Today I did that and he stood next to the kitchen window and screamed at us through the glass, then started banging on the glass. So now he's locked in his room. Usually it takes about 45 minutes for him to settle down, then I let him out/in and we'll have a couple hours rage free. Until the next thing sets him off. Locking him places doesn't seem like the best strategy, however - this works NOW, when he's small enough so I can march him to his room - but when he's older I don't see how we can enforce it (of course, my hope is that SOMEDAY we'll find some medications that work for him). But for now I'm not sure what else to do unless it's to do exactly what he says to do, when he says it. Which is not going to happen. What do you all do when your kids are in a rage? A p.s. Abilify didn't work. Now we're on to Depakote. They're talking bipolar.