I have three boys, 4 1/2, 2 1/2 and 5 months.
My eldest is a very bright, quick thinking, 'spirited child.
After months (years!) of denial that he was not alike many children we know, its a relief to begin to accept his nature and not fight it any more.
We initiated some bad habits of control and resistance that we are trying to break and form a more love based approach to 'discipline', if you can call it that :-)
Some days are great- hes humorous, curious...