Hi I'm glad to see this site - was starting to feel I am only one with a badly behaved child. I'm nearly at my wit's end with him. My son is 5 and from reading other posts, he may had ODD. He has a quick temper and if he doesn't get his own way will lash out and hit or scratch. He did it just today to me, scratched my face. He also hits his sister for no reason sometimes, and pulls hair. He often doesn't do what he is asked, says no and will then proceed to do whatever it was I didn't want him to do, sometimes it seems to me to spite me. He will try to break things to get back at people who he thinks have done something wrong to him. We have a small pet and he can't be left alone with it as I have seen him treat it like a doll - I don't think he means to be cruel just doesn't understand he is hurting not playing. At other times he can be so sweet and can do what he is told, but is more often misbehaving. He said he wished he was special. That made me sad cause I tell him often he is and we love him, but he doesn't think so. He has had aggressive behaviour since he was 1. Started with biting and hitting, then scratching. Has had three different childcares, all say something not right. Would welcome suggestions on what I can do. Thanks.