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My 4 year old son has had really bad tantrums since I can remember. He saw a neurologist and the dr stated that he has some autistic behaviors like the terrible tantrums, but did not make an diagnosis. He always wants everything his way. He tells me to shit up. Tries to hit me when I explain that he should not be yelling. He screams out the top of his lungs for no reason. When it's nap time or bedtime he throws a tantrum and throws toys. He spits on the floor when he hears something he don't like, for instance "stop jumping on the couch" or "don't throw that". Is it really autism or is he just stepping all over me. He's very smart and understands what he's being told, so I don't know what to do. Is spanking really that bad to get him in line? If he's like this at 4 to his mother, how will he be at 25 with authorities????