I am new to this site and saw some similarities between my daughter and other children. My daughter didn't sleep through the night until 14 mo and has always been high energy (more so than other kids her age). At age 2 she was moved up to the 3 yr old class at school because she was the class bully. We joked that they were moving her up into a higher weight class. She wasn't potty trained at the time and caught a lot of grief from the other kids in her class. A year later we believe she was still holding resentment towards some of the kids and targeted one little girl in particular to go after and scratched her pretty good one day. We met with a pediatrician immediately and wondered if she had ADHD (too young to diagnose). We switched daycares immediately hoping to get away from the little girl that seemed to be a trigger. We kept her in the older class at the new school because she knew a couple of the kids. It was too structured for her. She threw tantrums, yelled and spit at the teachers. We put her in younger class (I observed the first morning). We had her evaluated with the school district, cognitive, speech and psychologist. She did great and they didn't think there were any issues. We saw a family therapist, read a few books on child rearing and my husband and I have done a much better job with discipline etc. A year later she started pre-k and all of a sudden the school tells us she has really bad for some time. We had no idea. They are working with us and we have set up a progress calendar that she gets rewarded for having good days. She's doing so much better. She was having meltdowns (run from teacher, hide, not sit still in circle time, etc) at school and they would call us so that we could talk her down. We saw our therapist again. Last Friday she didn't get her way when we were going through a drive thru and she stated that she should just run into the street and kill herself. (we were shocked). I very calmly asked why she would say something like that and she said she wanted to go live with another family and we could have another baby. Then she cried hysterically the whole way home. She has never said anything like this before and has never cried like that before in front of us. Our therapist thinks she may have ODD. What are ya'lls thoughts? by the way - her teachers adore her. She is so loving and caring and cute as can be. She is not as wound up -energy wise as she used to be. But she does get in trouble for hitting, etc. She seems to know right from wrong but gets in a "red zone" moment and cant come out of it. We don't really see this much at home and our therapist thinks it's because she is an only child - doesn't have to share, etc. Thank for leting me vent!!