I am a mother at the end of her rope. My four year old has turned fon me and has become a terror to parent. I know, I know - "he's four. He's a boy. He's a kid. He'll grow out of it." But I just can't take those for answers anymore! Every day is a battle. I am embarrassed to bring him anywhere because he will throw a fit over the smallest things. If I have to take a trip to Target or the grocery store, I'll do whatever I can to not have to bring him. When other parents want him to come play with their kids, I'm embarrassed to send him because suddenly, I have the kid who never behaves. It's heartbreaking and embarrasing, and frustrating and I just sit and cry sometimes because I don't know what to do anymore. He has no fear to being scolded - if I ask him to do something, such as "Please pick up that toy off the floor", he'll give me the evil eye and announce "NO!". If I raise my voice, most times he'll do it, but in a most defiant and angry manner and it's so disrespectful! A little bit ago, he went with our neighbor and her four year old to run errands. When they came back, they had some things to tend to and they brought him back to our house. Out the window, I could hear him having a temper tantrum screaming that he didn't want to come home and crying and crying and crying. My fiance met them at the door and he gently said "I think it's time for a nap, can you say thank you to Mel for taking you with them today?" and my son just let out this huge squeal of a scream and yelled "NO! I don't want to take a nap!" and punched the air in my fiance's direction. I could go one and on all day about how he acts, but I'm telling you - it's daily, it's intense and when my son goes to that time-out chair, I leave the room and cry because I absolutely don't know how I can deal with this kid's attitude anymore. I'm at a loss, I just don't know what to do! I am under such stress because of him and our whole family is fed up with his constant unruly behavior.