Well this might get kind of long so I will warn you from the start. I have this boy "Tommy" who is 3 years old, that started in my class last week. He is having a really rough time adjusting to the class. First let me give you all some background info. Tommy's mom and dad are both overseas serving in the military. He has been pushed around to three different family members and now is finally with a set of grandparents. Each other family member he was with could not handle him and that is why he has been moved around so much. He does not like to be told No at all. If you tell him no he throws toys, rips things off the wall(posters), takes his shoes and socks off, throws the shoes at other children, knocks items off the shelves and throws a temper tantrum. This takes place continuously until lunch time. Then comes nap when he is his worst. Tommy will not lay on his bed, runs around the room, screams and yells(making the other children unable to sleep), flips his bed over, kicks other children who are sleeping to wake them up, spits on himself and the floor, and throws major fits. The one day I talked to grandpa they said that he has been evaluated in another state before, but did not tell me the outcome of the evaluation. I am at my wits end I have no idea how to help this child. I have tried talking very calm and rational to him but it does not seem to work. Now I have other children in the class going home and telling their parents about this child and they are coming in and asking about Tommy. My director called the local agency to have an evaluation done on him only to be told that they do not do this anymore and to go through our local school district. So if anyone has any ideas on how to handle this child I am open to trying anything to help him.