OK, I have a problem, My 3 yo ds has reverted to throwing temper tantrums. we dealt with them before by just walking away until he was calmed down somewhat, then going back to talk to him. I found that worked because it showed him that it was okay to express his emotions, but that temper tantrums were not an acceptable way to get attention, but he was welcome to throw them in private to let off steam. Well, this worked beautifully for a while, then came my MIL....... She likes to take Jarod for overnight visits every few weeks, and she brings him back with the worst attitude. It usually takes a weeks or so to reprogram him, but lately, it is taking longer. Now, rather than a simple temper tantrum, he throws things and strikes out. i know that MIL condones this behavior by imitating it and egging it on when he is with her (I have watched her provoke him to argue, then throw herself in the floor screaming and pitching a fit until he joins her. She finds this amusing.). We have a new rule, if he throws a toy, it gets taken away and put on top of the refridgerator for a couple of days where he can see it but can't play with it, and I still walk away. He has become quite beliggerent since the last visit with MIL, and I do not know how to deal with it. I need some advice. Anyone? What else can I try? Am I handling this the right way?