Holden is a challenging child, I know, but he's also incredibly sweet and very bright. It's just that he's very different from his older brother, Hollis. Hollis is our introvert, shy guy and people pleaser. Holden is...well, Holden is Holden.
We recently moved Hurricane Holden from a more traditional preschool to a Montessori-based school after some behavioral problems developed. Holden has always been a stubborn child, but he was hitting and kicking his classmates and flat out refusing to participate in anything that didn't interest him. His preschool teacher adored him and was well intentioned, but Holden was clearly in the wrong kind of classroom.
Holden was starting to become "that child."
When I met other parents from his classroom and said I was Holden's mom, I'd watch their faces as recognition hit, followed by an "Ohhhhhhh."