So I have this little boy in my class. Up until now he has been a real sweet boy. Very compliant, and well behaved. Smart as can be. Just a pleasure to have in my classroom. He is three years old about to turn 4. The problem is about three weeks ago my sweet little boy changed into a little monster. He is completely out of control! The smallest remark will set him off. If I ask him to clean up the cars, or lower his voice, he completely freaks out. It's so bad that there is no talking him down. He starts screaming that he's not my friend that he's not anybody's friend. Then he start saying things like I'm going to kick the wall while he kicks the wall. If I ignore him he will continue for a very long time up to an hour. The director has to take him out of the room and put him in the office because he is so out of hand. If I engage with him it seems to be just as bad. There is no reasoning with him or calming him down. His parents say he's always been more difficult at home than at school. But they really don't know what is going on with him. They are very good parents very involved. We've had a conference and we are in contact every day. They r trying everything. They've grounded him, take away his toys, spanked him, come to pick him up when he misbehaves, come to school to reprimand him when he misbehaves, they have a reward system for him, they are at a complete loss. They say there have been no dramatic changes in their family. I really don't know what to do for him. He is such a sweetheart. Just as lovable as can be. I really don't know what has happened to him. I've tried being tough, I've tried being very soft and supportive and loving, I've tried everything. I have a wonderful class. We have had a wonderful school year. All the children have been very well behaved, get along great, have learned a lot, and love school. But with him acting this way now, it disrupts the whole classroom all day long. I would love any suggestions on how to help him get past this behavior. I have been teaching for almost 8 years, and I have never seen a child have such severe mood swings over such little things. And I have never seen such a well behaved child change literally overnight.