I am a mess. I am yelling, screaming, even wanting to clobber him. Ugh.....(No, no, I'd never do it....)) But this is not me, it's not who I want to be. I am not the Mama I want to be, nor should be, nor can be. My son is my issue. I have 3 kiddos, 2 girls, ages 7 and 13, and my son, who is 5 1/2. He makes it hard to want to wake up in the am. He is constantly negative, constantly whining, constantly grouchy and demanding. I don't get it. My girls were not a thing like this. I really feel guilty for this, but I have found myself from time to time *hoping* he has "something" wrong with him, something we can treat and diagnose. LOL. It sounds awful, I know. But I keep thinking hmmm, at least then I'd know why he was like this, and I could treat it....or at least work with it and know why. Right now I can't help but wonder if it's me, or him, or what?! Parenting? Maybe. But I am raising him the same as the girls. I do tailor some of the things, to fit each kid...but overall, it's the same. He does not respond to the discipline, and I wonder if he needs discipline for the things we experience, or just more understanding? I don't know. Big sigh. Examples? He wakes up in foul moods often. He will ask for something to eat, and it's always "made wrong". He whines about everything. He is just sooo negative. Ignoring doesn't work. Saying "Oh, I am sorry your grape slid next to your sandwich and touched the peanut butter" doesn't work. Telling him to knock it off doesn't work, even screaming it at him doesn't work. I am at my end, and I dread days like this. It's not right. I need to do something. Anyone with boys, or girls, 4 and up with any advice? Or anyone? LOL.