...because he wouldn't stop hitting me. I am really struggling with how to help him. I can't always head off his frustrations, and when he gets into a certain mood he just throws a huge fit, is completely contrary, and slaps me repeatedly. It is really hard not to get angry when he hits me. It stings, and it's mean.
Now he's in his room asking to come out, but I don't know how to tell when to let him out. I don't want to just lock him back in there because he's not done freaking out. I don't want to lock him in there at all, but it's really not okay with me to be hit and screamed at for extended periods of time.
I feel like I'm totally failing right now. Ugh.