Hi everyone, I'm new with this. I have a 4yr difficult child that since the day he was born he has been hard to calm, can't calm himself, screams, yells, spits, throws, hits, and is very much attached to me. He's been in preschool and I've been called to pick him up numerous times for throwing chairs, taking swings at the teachers, spitting at the teachers, and so on. I just recently put him in a private child care setting where he is doing much better and minimal meltdowns. He did go after her china cabinet and she had to barricade him until his meltdown passed. He doesn't do well in a group setting like school. The developmental pediatrician put him on Respiradone, I haven't seen any other postings with kids taking this medication. He spit at my mother this weekend, and was just mean. Later he says sorry and he didn't mean it, but it continues to happen. He can't stop it, sometimes it's like the devil has taken over and you just can't communicate with him. On top of this he has severe separation anxiety problems. Mornings are no fun! My husband is 200 miles away in school and will be stationed there for the next 2 years. I work full time, go to school, and have a 6 yr old that is now picking up those lovely habits. Suggestions anyone????