then today-yuck! We had a quiet peaceful day around the house yesterday-almost normal (or as normal as possible with difficult child). He even went rollerskating with a neighbor girl and had a good time. The day even started well-difficult child slept in til 7:30-unusual for him. When he woke up though he was grouchy and demanding. Later husband and I fell asleep and so did difficult child. easy child took the dog for a walk with-o telling any of us. I got up at one point to use the bathroom and not knowing she was gone locked the screen door. When she got home difficult child heard her but wouldn't let her in and she went ballistic- way over the top! Yelling and screaming. I'm sure the entire neighborhood heard her screaming. She was worried about the dog being overheated but still... She went on and on about how much she hates difficult child and wishes he were dead-wanted to kill him. It took us quite a bit to calm her down and get her to talk calmly. Even when she calmed down she was saying how much she hates him and although she would never do anything to him she wouldn't be sad if he died. difficult child, of course, wasn't helping matters. She does see a therapist and we'll be talking about this at her next appointment. but this was very upsetting today. I know the effects of living with difficult child are huge and that she is a teenager but the intensity of her reaction today really was worrisome.