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My 4 year old has always been a handful but now that he is in school I am getting reports from his teachers that he does not listen. He is a good kid, very sweet, never violent or anything but he can be very difficult at times. Lately, he gets moments of just complete defiance and will not only blatantly ignore us he will purposely run and do things he knows he is not supposed to do and yes it is probably to get a reaction. But I don't know how to handle it or what to tell his teachers. He has an appointment in a few weeks to get evaluated but it seems like its escalating every day and I don't know what to do! At the same time, he has just as many moments where he does listen and behave and in fact we have a 40 minute car ride home each day and he sits still and quiet the entire time. I don't know what I'm doing wrong or how to get control of my child. There are times he is so out of control it takes a lot of power not to backhand him ( I would never, but you know what I mean). Any advice would be appreciatedAnswer Question
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