My wife took my son in for his annual exam with the pediatrician. Physically he's doing fine. She asked about behavioral problems. The only thing my wife mentioned was "him and his ddaddy are both stubborn and butt heads a lot." That little bit of information was enough to unleash a torrent of this is likely what's happening--she was fairly accurate--and here's what to do about it. The scary part is that if the situation doesn't change, Jaden could very easily become a vengeful, spiteful teenager. No, we don't want that.
Both of my kids are stubborn. It probably doesn't help that my wife and I are both stubborn as well. Our kids can't help but be stubborn squared. ;) It will require us to change our methods of discipline as we really don't want that. There was a local class she suggested--a class taught by a friend of my wife--as well as a book called "You Can't Make Me."
I'll have to get a copy of this book and read it as I need all the help I can get. :)
Cynthia Ulrich Tobias