Hi everyone, I am new to this website and from what I've read I'm thinking I'm in the right place for the problems my son and I are having in our home. I am a single mother of a 3 year old boy, who is the love and light of my life.....I went back to work when he was 2 months old and he's been in daycare regularly ever since. I always noticed that he was a hyper child, and seemed to be a little more so than some of the other kids that he was in daycare with but didn't think too much of it. He spent the first year and a half in private daycares (3 actually, he was never kicked out of any we just had to change for one reason or another) and then started at an actual center. Once he started with the center they were telling me that they couldn't get him to sit for any length of time, he was disruptive to the other children (running around the room, etc) and they couldn't control his behavior (at this point he had not been violent though). I spoke with the director of the daycare and the teachers and gave them some hints on what I did at home (not chasing him when he ran, not letting him get away with something he knew was wrong, etc) and I heard no more about it. They did say though that if he wouldn't sit in circle time they would carry him around with them to get their work done or help other kids, but whatever. Well just recently things have elevated drastically. My son and I just moved out of my moms house, and he had to change daycares as well when we did move. And at the new daycare came big problems, in the first week he sent another little boy to the ER to get stitches in his head because he hit him with a toy truck (the teacher said it was unprovoked, but I can't be sure) then when his teacher leaves in the afternoon or is out sick he gets into trouble for running away from the other teachers, trying to leave out of the building, hitting other kids, throwing toys at kids/teachers, biting, pulling hair, trying to stab a kid with a fork, etc. At home his behavior is never this violent, the worst he does usually is not listening when at a restaurant and you have to tell him constantly to sit down and eat his dinner and he ignores you and/or rolls his eyes at you and continues doing what he was doing or in a parking lot if he decides he doesn't want to leave so he takes off running (pretty scary thing actually). I'm at a total loss here as to what is going on, my mom tells me she has no answers for me because his behavior is worse than mine or my siblings ever were at his age and the daycare is looking to me for answers when I have none. I try telling him that these things are not acceptable, that mommy does not like it when he acts this way, etc. He gets privileges taken away; he gets time outs, etc. When he acts well I always tell him how proud I am of him and that its great when he is a good boy and he gets some kind of special treat (just trying to let him know that this is the behavior I'm looking for) but it doesn't seem to be sinking in. Can anyone help shed some light as to what is going on here and what I might be doing differently? I DO NOT want to medicate him at such a young age but want to try and stop this now before it gets any worse....please help!