Advice needed re how to deal with my lovely 4 yr old ds's behavior whom in just the last few weeks is non compliant, have to tell him or ask him to do something repeatedly before he will do it, he is pushing and smacking me, poking his tongue out, favorite words is "no" and he hates everything all of a sudden . Someone please tell me they can relate and what how do you deal with it. I'm thinking taking away his favorite toys for a period of time may be the way to go or time out. I've heard of ignoring the behavior which I try hard to do but sometimes it's impossible. Ignoring this behavior could go 2 ways, either by the child stopping the behavior when realizing he won't get the attention or by it becoming worse knowing he can get away with it.