Could my five year old have adhd? He seems to angry alot, tends to be violent when he is sent to his room or told to clean up his toys or his room. He has to be told over and over again to his chores and then gets mad when he is reminded. We have tried time-out, being sent to his room, and yes a swat on his bottom. When he uses bad language I have tied hot sauce, soap. He just says "boy this is good". We have tried talking to him letting him know that it hurts our feelings when he acts out, but it doesn't seem to faze him. His father works full time plus some over-time, also works for a part time fire department. Our son goes to school half days. The teacher says he is doing well with his school work but has a problem staying seated and getting along with the other kids. I am a at home mom and see his behavior first hand, my husband doesn't seem to think he is any differnt from any other five year old boy, he is resistant to any medical intervention. I have taken him to the doctor and she would like to put him on ritalin. His older brother by eight years has had enough of the behavior also, he thinks the five year old gets special attention because of the way he behaves. Our house is in a upraor most of the time because of our problem. I would like some insight what to do.