Hi. I am looking for some advice. My 3 year old has started acting up at preschool. He has been going for 5 months. About 2 months ago we started getting notes that he was being loud during naptime. They are required to lay quiet for 45 minutes. We got about one note a week. Over the past three weeks, however, he has started hitting, kicking, saying "yucky" words (fart, butt, hell, nerd, etc) and still not being quiet at naptime. We have been trying a reward chart and explained why he needed to lay down at naptime. I have started making him lay down for 45 minutes at home to "practice" since he isn't doing it at school. However, I am concerned because normally he is very sweet, polite, helpful, etc. I did take him to his pediatrician and found he had a bad ear infection. His behavior improved the first two days this week, but it was bad again yesterday and today. I think part of the problem is my 8 year old stepson that lives with us. He has always been a handful. He has ADHD and ODD. He throws tantrums every morning and most evenings at bedtime. Afternoons are okay because of his meds. We have had him in counseling for 3 years and seeing a psychiatrist for 2 1/2. I know that acting out, particularly at this age, is fairly common, but it doesn't make me feel any better. He knows it is bad behavior. He can tell us the correct way to behave and what to do if he is mad instead of hitting, etc. Any advice, ideas, or words of wisdom would be appreciated!