Re: Defiant little girl...I have to tell my friend that her DD can't play with DS any
About the cat thing. My eldest had this thing where he wanted to push down on a cat at that age. If a cat was up walking, he tried to squish it down till it was flat. He also once tried to throw one down the (carpeted) stairs. I never got the impression he was trying to cause actual pain. It was like he didn't understand that it might hurt the cat or that the cat didn't like it.
Now I can't kill a bug with him around. They all must be set free and returned to the great outdoors from whence they came or there are tears. Yes, at almost 11. And I hit a squirrel on the road once by accident. We had to come back and move its carcass from the road, too. There was WAILING with that one, "Mom! She had NIPPLES! She has babies that are going to starve to death now!"
He's not NT though. He was diagnosed with ADHD-PI at age 8.
Melissa-Wife, mother to DS 4/02 and DD 4/07, DS 7/08
ISO: my lost shaker of salt