I thought I'd ask you veteran difficult child parents what you thought of this behavior my grandson exhibits. This is part of an email that I got from his pre-k teacher this afternoon. We see similar behaviors at home and wondered how you all would classify this. I find it really "interesting" how a just turned 5 yr. old, holds a grudge and acts on it later. ...he was at centers. He was caught throwing some materials and was NOT going to move his clip (until I counted to 10 and even then he was pushing back). Then he dumped out a bowl of dried pasta (because he was still mad...we made him pick it up). At lunch, Tina said he dropped his lunch tray--she said it seemed to be ON PURPOSE (can you get over it?) He had to sit by himself and was angry at us. My note.... yes, he will drop food or spill drinks ON PURPOSE if you make him angry. Grrrr. ************* This morning his bus did not pick him up, so I took him to school. When I dropped him off and he had gotten out of the car, I said "have a good day!", my window was down and I heard him say when he got to the door, under his breath, "have a bad day" and then looked at me. Today was actually a good morning, and nothing negative went on as it almost always does. In fact, I had just finished whistling Skitta-marink-a-dink-a-dink to him and he was impressed, or at least he led me to believe he was. He couldn't believe I could whistle! *********************** The other day, I noticed a dark bruise on him and I asked him what happened. In a very monotone voice, looking straight ahead, not at me, he said "don't worry about it, I'm not dead." Okay........ What do you all think?