I am completely at my wits end with my 5 year old. He can be the sweetest, most helpful child...but he has this drive to destroy things. He got a table top game thing from my mom for christmas...he punched holes in the cardboard box with the screwdriver that my husband was going to use to install the batteries...with the toy still INSIDE the box. Then, a day later when he got to try playing with it again, he deliberately punched through the felt of one of the puck things... I put him in a junk art class, where they take apart broken electronics and then use the pieces to make sculpture - and he lOVES it...but instead of curbing his destructive tendencies...they make it worse! I'm out of ideas... please help.
(He KNOWS he is breaking things...he just doesnt care... and we have plenty of toys... I have 4 kids... and they're the only grandkids with lots of aunts/uncles...so when questioned, he just says he's done with that toy...whether its his or his siblings...)