My son is 4 and I am wondering if his recent behavior is normal. He has always been high energy but smart and able focus if given one on one attention. He is an only child and up until now we have dropped everything for him. We recently starting asking him to play more on his own or kind of give him more responsibility for himself in a way. Lately he has been very defiant. If we say yes he says no, always opposite of what we are asking of him. He will not do what we ask him to do at all anymore, he runs away from us like it is a game when asking him to come to dinner table or time to go get ready for bed or any other item we may ask him to do. He will scream at us "No" and try to hit or run away from us now when we actually have heard enough "No's" and try to pick him up to take him where he needs to go. He won't stay in "time outs" anymore like he used to when 2 or 3 which worked for us. Any advice is much appreciated.
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