Ok so I am new to this site and new to forums in general but just looking for some feedback before I lose my mind..... I just need to know that someone out there knows what we are going through. So I am a step-mom (2yrs) to a very difficult 4 yr old boy that is just tearing our family apart. I have 2 other children that live with us full time one son age 10 yrs that I am the bio mom and a 3 yr old boy whom is also my step-son. I also have a step-daughter age 10yrs that lives with us on a PT basis. My common-law hubby works full-time long hours and I am a stay at home mom with back problems that prevent me from working and depression (which has increased a great deal over the last 2 yr). Our 4 yr old is always on the go, nothing makes him happy for more then 2 mins, he is verbally and physically aggressive towards me and his younger brother (often for no reason). We have entered counselling but are only in the early stages and have also been referred to a specialist to have further testing done with him. I just dont know how much more our family can take... our older children are becomming resentful because much of our attention and time is spent dealing with him and our youngest is following much of the behaviour he sees comming from his older brother and also is doing things to get himself in trouble to get attention ( I believe).