We have a potentially serious issue. My son seems to think "come here" means run as fast as possible in the opposite direction. He thinks its a game, or something, but it's not! Imagine if he falls or touches something hot or runs into the road or anything! For the past couple weeks or so he deliberately runs away when we try to get him to come to us. For instance, if I ask him to come to me, for a diaper or outfit change, he'll run into his closet and no amount of coaxing, yelling, bribing, anything, will make him get out of the closet until I physically pull him out. Not so long ago, my son and I were in the bathroom, when suddenly he opened the door and ran out faster than I could get up to catch him and raced down the hall, barrelling at full speed smack into the upstairs gate, which gave from the force of him literally racing into it. I had a bruise on my leg for a week from slamming into the corner of the wall when I lunged for him. It didnt fall down the staircase, just the top of it fell over, the bottom was still attached, but if he was bigger and stronger, he probably could have flipped over it and down the stairs!! So, my question is what on earth am I supposed to do? We don't even really play that, "I'm gonna get you and tickle you" game either a whole lot, or at least, not with those words. Any suggestions?