Tough! My non-d son is 5, he is cute, sweet, loving, and def... Well not actually def but he does NOT hear me or he is just not listening. I feel like such a nag and I hate the fact that I have to get on to him so much BUT HE JUST DOESNT LISTEN. I so much just want to play and have fun with him but he is misbehaving. I try my best to be consistent but I guess we are having a power struggle. Is this normal for 5? Is this normal for boys? Today around 4:30 I sent him to his room for the day. Of course I explained to him why (because he is not listening to me, for what seems like weeks now) He had dinner and I go to him if he calls for me but I did this just because Im at my wits end. I called my Mom and she says "isolation" is not good but if I wouldnt have sent him to his room I whould have screamed. I dont like to punish in anger so I just needed him to take a break from the rest of us today. At this point his door is open he is happy and being so sweet talking to me from his room (now I feel like an awful parent ) but I come to the rest of you who may have been where I have fond myself... Any advise?