I had been putting C on the backburner while M's issues took center stage, but always knowing that I eventually wanted to get C evaluated to rule out Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and to see if we potentially had any other issues going on. Well, I had my therapist appointment today and we were discussing M and then C and therapist was alarmed by a lot of C's behaviors and feels that C should be seen, and I got the feeling she meant sooner rather than later. The behaviors were his hurting the cat (he's been doing this for years...and when we had the dog, he did it to the dog too)...he squeezes her with the expressed intent to hurt her, strangles her, hits her, pulls her tail...this is not a kid that doesn't understand how to handle a cat...this is malicious and purposeful and all the while he either laughs or has a smile on his face. He also has escallated to hurting his brother...yesterday he grabbed his brothers mouth and dug his nails into his face and broke the skin! Poor M has wounds! He also threw things at him, hit him, etc. All unprovoked and he wasn't angry at all....he was laughing. He thinks it's funny. It drives me mad! He's outwardly defiant...but in a different way than M. But, like M, timeout has no effect on him. He has learned certain behaviors from M that M used to do during his rages (such as throw things, kick walls/doors, run away from us), so he imitates those behaviors. And, even though he hasn't seen M do those behaviors in over a month, C continues to imitate them. He's 3 1/2 and still not potty trained. I understand that techincally this is "normal" but it's interesting to note that it appears to be a choice of C's. We know C is PHYSICALLY ready and in control of his bodily functions and aware of his bodily functions. He throws a tantrum if we talk about underware, however. Sometimes he'll start to cry simply if I ask him if he's wet because he doesn't want me to change him. Getting him into pull-ups was a big ordeal! I feel like he will NEVER be out of some form of diaper. The child never wants to be potty trained. So, anyway, that's my little bit for the day. therapist said it sounds like I have my hands full between the two of them. Like, yeah lady...this is why I'm here! LOL Every day, one more brain cell dies and I'm one step closer to my own private padded room! But I digress.