Okay, here's the behavior that I don't know what to do with. All you experienced parents and grandparents, tell me what might help with this. Tonight, my husband and I picked our grandson up from daycare, went and grabbed a burger and then headed out to look at a couple of new cars. Everything went well until we sat down to talk to the salesman. Our "cherub" decided that he wasn't getting enough attention and began to push brochures off of the desk, slide down off of his chair onto the floor. Boy I was proud! I picked grandson up and put him back in the chair and told him to sit nicely while we finished talking. I gave him a book to read. As soon as I turned my attention away from him, he began whining loudly... ow,ow,ow, OW, OW, OWEEE, OWEE! You hurt me! OW, OW,etc. I looked over at him and calmly said are you okay? He said yes. I know I didn't hurt him, this was attention getting. As soon as I looked away again, he starting crying, but of course no tears. At first we ignored hoping that it would stop, but of course it did not. Then I looked him in the face and told him that we saw him and we heard him, but that he would need to stay seated and quiet while we tried to conduct business. No go, it just got worse. I told our grandson that if he needed to carry on like that, that he could stand outside alone. Would he like that? Yessireee! We were within eye shot of a glass window and door and no one else around out there. So I took him out there and stepped back inside the door. He began to really scream and bang on the glass. Oh My! I opened the door and asked if he was ready to calm down and come inside. Guess what the answer was? No! He wanted to stay out in the hot weather and carry on. What a mess and it did not end until we left. When we got back into our car, he was all sweetness and light. He tried to engage me in conversation, but I told him that I was so unhappy with his behavior that I did not feel like talking to him and to be quiet. He did. Oh, he also asked for a drink because he was soooo thirsty. I said no. He would not have been THAT thirsty had he not been yelling and carrying on outside in the heat. That was his choice. If he were not in CPS care and we had not made a promise not too, I would have given his hiney some attention, but I did not. We've got to come up with some way to stop this behavior. I have removed him, I've talked to him, given him something to do, praised the good behavior when it's happening, and put him in time out. That time out brought out the beast in him! We can't really do that in public. I couldn't even bribe him to behave. I didn't try this time, but did before. This behavior appears to be attention seeking. A familiar trait that we noticed in his mother. If you don't do it their way, YOU WILL PAY in some way. One of the reasons we had soo much trouble while she grew up. I don't believe that children should have that kind of power over adults, nor should we allow it. I'm not allowing it, but it is happening and as of now, I am powerless to stop it. It needs to stop. HELP! What in the world do you call this kind of behavior?