I really don't know it is, but lately, it seems that it is harder and harder to deal with Sutton. The back-talk, the refusal to listen, the temper tantrums, etc. It's exhausting to deal with. And we get upset and frustrated, which leads to more arguments, which leads to us sending him to his room. Which leads to an even worse temper tantrum. And so on and so on.
I talk to my dad about it all the time (he's a child psychologist, and a handy resource,) and he keeps advising me that Sutton will move past this. But if he's this bad at 4, I seriously do not know how I will handle the teenage years. I may need to move out temporarily!