I have no idea where to turn. I am a single mother(ish)...my husbands been deployed for close to a year. I have three children, 18m, 3years tomorrow and a 5 year old girl who turned 5 in june. Again, i dont know where to turn. My 5 year old is extremely hard to handle. She acts out... And when i say she acts out - she really does. Her personality is dark... I cant explain it. She is very manipulative. If i put her in time out she tells her brother (3) to go and hit me. When i tell her no, she figures out any means to make it happen. She is fixated on dogs. Absolutely obsessed. I have no clue ifshe is border line autistic - yes, I am getting her tested. I have read several parenting books and am just lost. Please tell me someone has had a similar situation.