I have a few questions regarding hospitilizations and when that decision is made etc. Little Bear is only 5yo so I have went through a great deal to avoid putting him inpatient. I am struggling with whether or not we can do this by ourselves. We had a very bad weekend with Little Bear and he became very dangerous...mostly to me. I have been hit, kicked, scratched, had my hair pulled etc. etc. just in the last three days. husband tries to help but his job is to also keep my other little one's safe during these moments. So my questions are... ~ Is Little Bear really considered being a danger to others since he is just 5yo? ~ Do we decide to place him inpatient or his Dr? ~ Has your child been placed inpatient and at what age? ~ How did you decide or what prompted an inpatient stay? This is my first difficult child so I am just trying to figure it all out. Any help would be greatly appreciated.