Gosh, I don't know where to start. Just when I thought I had this parenting thing figured out my fifth child turned 2. Ever since then it's been a whirlwind. He's nearly 3 now and is just so hard to deal with. First of all, he calls me (and the other kids) stupid all of the time. Where he heard it I have no idea. We don't allow that kind of talk in our home. The kids are not allowed to talk to eachother like that nor do they do it. He doesn't watch TV that often or usually things that aren't PBS or a video (approved by me first). He also hits, bites, pulls hair, kicks, whatever he needs to do to get his way with the other kids. He gets up around 6 am and goes to bed around 9 pm. He sometimes naps but not always. He's a nightmare from morning til night. I have to lock things up that I never had to lock up with my other kids. He is into absolutely everything. He usually has three or four serious temper tantrums by lunchtime. I've tried to watch his diet, he gets lots of exercise and I make special effort to give him one on one time with me. In addition he gets lots of one on one time with his dad and his two oldest siblings. I am really at a loss here. My dh told me today that we may have to resort to spanking with him. I really don't think I can do that but I don't know what to do. I would love some advice, I'm losing it here!