I would have reacted the same way if I hadn't given in to tantrums and then I'd assumed you did. Don't worry, normal reaction. More than ever, not that it matters, to me it sounds like your son may have Aspergers. Aspies are very sensitive, immature, and have trouble regulating their emotions and often act like little kids when upset. Even so, they have to learn not to do it. And I know you were against the e-cig buy. I was thinking more of how he may try now to manipulate Jabber's parents and his uncle since it worked once. I'm sorry you are going through this. Maybe don't answer him each time he calls. Maybe every third times and only if he stays calm and does not ask for anything while you are talking. I put t hat restriction on my son. No asking for anything. It worked! My rules were and are no swearing directly at me (like you, general swearing because of anger doesn't bother me) and no asking for anything other than love and support, which all of my kids get.