Owen is 3.5 years old and started preschool in September. He absolutely loves it. When he enrolled he was the poster child for politeness and friendly to everyone. Well now it November and something has changed. All of the sudden he's acting out, not responding to my husband or I, saying NO, acting aggressive, disrespectful and basically ignoring everything we ask him to do regardless of what it is. Seriously if we asked him to eat ice cream he'd say NO and start yelling. it's worse with me. no matter what we try we don't get anywhere. It's been an on again off again issue. This week we've gotten progressively worse and are considering removing him from preschool. the most recent meltdowns included him unbuckling himself from his booster seat while I was driving on the freeway and trying to open the door. Talk about a frazzling moment. Thursday, I came home from work to find that Owen had gotten into a jar of Vaseline and painted his bedroom furniture, walls & head with it. I was quite surprised. . I actually had to remove all his toys & bedding since it was coated so now his room is down to the basics- bed with bedding and blankies and dressers. Then Friday he decided to wipe himself with a blankie after going #2. I try to talk to Owen like we always do all he says is I didn't share the telephone and Cayden pushed me. He did say it didn't hurt him or make him sad and nothing else happened. He seems to be in a bit of a destructive mood lately and we can't get him out of it. We've tried time-outs, taking away tv time, but the negative behavior continues. We're at our wits end and are seriously considering pulling him out of school since none of this happened before. In any case I'm going to prescool without him tomorrow to talk to his teachers to see what's going on. if you have any thoughts or suggestions PLEASE LET ME KNOW!