I will change some details. Cute little thing who introduced herself to me with a big smile. I was trying to engage her when she said, her smile stretching wider, "Hi (obscsene word)!!" Then it was followed by a mighty kick in the shin. We are not allowed to say "No" or "don't" or even make a child apologize (see my post on Conscious Discipline) so I turned away, shocked. The rest of the day, with t he big sunny smile still on her face, she went around swearing, kicking teachers and kids, poking kids in the eyes, and making everyone cry. When a teacher tried to hold her just to calm her down and talk to her about her behavior being "not safe" she smiled again and said, "Yes, it' safe!" She had no remorse at all. I do not see any form of autism. She could have an impending mood disorder, but chilren with mood disorders are usually sorry afterward and cry. She is way beyond ADHD, although she won't sit down in circle time...she walks around and does what she lilkes. I like to guess what is wrong with children, although I realize I could be way wrong. But with this child, I can't even take a guess. I have never met a child like her in my life. We do have children who I am quite sure will be diagnosed with autism or ADHD, but they always feel bad after they do something wrong and they don't hurt other k ids to the degree of this one. And teachers! None of the other kids swear at or kick teachers at age four!!!! Yikes. Any ideas? She probably has a lot going on at home, but most of our children have unstable homes and NONE of them behave like she does. Guesses?