As you can see, we have 5 children all 6 and under. My husband is a stay at home day and does a wonderful job at it. We have 1 autistic child who is high functioning but does require some special attention at times. We also have a 3 year old who requres attention due to potty training. Our problem is we have 2 children that seek a ton of attention from us no matter how much we give them through out the day. They choose to do this in misbehaving sometimes, but we try to ignore most of small behaviors. Our son who is 4, he will not play on his own, he has to be near one of us at all times. He is so close to behind us we trip over him or he will yell our name if we go in the restroom. When he has to play alone because we are cooking and dont allow him around or doing work he cant be involved in, he will purposely hurt or annoy the other children. He whines non stop, talks non stop, asks the same question or says the same thing over and over again. He doesnt sleep all night, he cant share a room because he will attack the child he shares with. He breaks things, draws on walls in the middle of the night when he suppose to be sleeping. Will take off his pull up and pee the bed so we have to get up with him. He thinks he is the boss of all the children and throws fits when he is placed in his room with the door shut for time out. We have tried everything from postive reinofrcement to grounding to his room and taking away his beloved monkey. He just throws tantrums and we ignore them because he does it behind his close door and some can last all day. Now his sister and him are 2 peas in a pod she is 6 and does the same behavior except she will fake illnesses and hu rt herself for attention. We have started to get her somewhat under control with both positive and neg consequences. These children are not mine biologically and had a rough start neglect, sexual abuse. We get family consouling but they all say we are doing everything we can. They also say these children do not have a mental disorder. They have lived with me for 18 months. Are we in for a lifetime of this type of behavior?