I want to thank you for your response to the initial question being posed. I completely understand where this parent is coming from as I have a child who is exactly the same. I have come to learn that when I loose my patience and react to his explosiveness, the cycle is even harder to stop. When I detach and just nod my head, he starts to calm down. Thank you for your kind comments and supportive statements. It really helps to hear that I’m not totally screwing up this whole parenting thing :).