So what do you do when your five year old child disrespects you, walks all over you and manipulates you? I find myself getting so angry and frustrated with him because he treats me like that but then I also find myself so angry and frustrated with myself because I let it happen. I don't know what to do to get him to stop this behavior. I find myself wanting to smack him across the face when he tells me to stop because I'm saying something he doesn't want to hear...or covering his ears because I am saying something he doesn't want to hear and am making him upset. Which the coveting of the ears wouldn't have been such big deal if I wasn't dealung with the constant mood changes and irratability and the "stooopp". I admit that I struggle with being happy to have him visit because I can't deal with it. When I have him being irratable all the time and me struggling with my mental health issues on an almost daily basis I find myself questioning how I could have been so stupid to agree to have him 5 days in a row twice a month and twice in a row the other weeks. I know I'm a bad mother...but I hate feeling the guilt on top of it all.