Please tell me this deliberately naughty, willfulness that my son just developed out of nowhere is a stage. He'll be 6 the end of March and is in kindergarten.
He's breaking my heart and making me feel like a horrible parent. Out of nowhere he can't sit still, and is just spontaneously destroying things (including favorite toys and then gets devastated by it), etc. He's being naughty especially towards me (moreso then his dad) and at school. School is silliness. Home is refusing to eat supper, even when it's his favorite, chucking water bottles at me because I didn't read his mind that he was done, etc.
Nothing has changed in home environment to bring it on. He has grown about 3 inches over break though. Of course we're not letting him get away with it... but I just feel like bawling all the time. It's like all I ever do is yell, punish and remind him that we love him, despite the bad things he does, but this is still not okay.
Please tell me it's a stage.