Quoting A is Me:" Threatening abandonment, even as a joke, is horrible for the patent/ child bond because in his mind, ... [snip!] ... home!!!" Stay positive. Feeling like he has options outside of just staying or leaving will lighten things greatly. Good luck."
I guess he was mad, it was hard to tell what emotion he was feeling because he was just screaming. Sometimes acting like i'm walking off is the only way to get him to come to me. Like after school he wants to stay and play, and I say come on Derek, and he just keeps playing. So I say "okay bye!" And he runs after me.