My son has started hitting and screaming, out of the blue, totally unprovoked. I'll ask him why and he'll say it was because he wanted an ice-cream. But there was absolutely no mention or sign of any ice-cream before he hit. He also pinches and scratches. He's like a child possessed. I think this behaviour is caused by a disease he has just been diagnosed with, but my friends say their 4 year old boys behave this way too.
Is it common/normal for 4 year old boys to act this way? It seems so out of his control that I have no idea what to do. Other parents - does your 4 year old son do these things? Or does it sound like something is wrong?