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Your 6 year old boy

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Mine is 6.5, I love him but I also feel frustrated sometimes by things he does which I think he should know better by now!

 

So, please describe your six year old boy!

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Anyone else have a six year old boy for some advice for this mama?
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I run a children's group with 6 - 9 year olds. All of them are able to repeat rules (like we don't play on the PE equipment or piano in the rented hall), Around half of them still don't have the impulse control to actually follow them!

 

Again I'd say around half of them are still working on volume control, i.e. the only volume they currently have is LOUD (or possibly extra loud :lol).

 

Each week I come back, tired but knowing at least mine isn't the only one.

 

Is there something in particular you are finding difficult to deal with?

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I have a just turned 6 year old.  I am so tired of the "butt" jokes...everything is "butt butt butt".  I just try to ignore it until it gets too much, and I don't let him say stuff like that in public, although sometimes he forgets.  He's also very responsible at times, and takes care of his little brother when he wants to.  Or he can also trick him into trading candy/ice cream/etc when it's to his advantage.  He's taken to telling me to get him things because he's "too tired" or it's "too boring".  He follows rules much better when he sees the reason for them...like when one of the keys of the piano got stuck because somehow a ball ended up inside it.  So, now does not put toys anywhere near the piano, but he's also the enforcer (and not the gentlest) with his little brother.  Impulse control varies.  He's quick to say sorry if he realizes he messed something up and shouldn't have.  He can also cry hard if he gets hurt or is frustrated by how someone is treating him...and then lashes out at who's close to him (me or his little brother).  

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I so agree with everything being "butt butt butt"! I think my main issue with my 5, almost 6, year old is that he is procrastinating all the time and just doesn't want to listen to what I say but then again, he is so independent and smart. He is always asking question and I like to think I've raised a really open-minded little boy. 

 

That's my kiddo in a nutshell.

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my 6.5 yr old is the rule-following, peace-keeper in his class (and really in life). he is a gentle soul. who also loves to talk about butts and farts and poop

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I have a 6 year old almost 7. This past summer, he said I am working on self control. Look tickle me and I wont laugh. And we tickled him and he didn't laugh. I said thats great! Now you just have to work on not laughing when someone says butt, and he started laughing so hard he fell over, when he caught his breath he said I can't it's just too funny!

 

He also is very much asserting himself these days. He wants to know why he can and cant do everything. He has a much better memory so I have to be super consistant with him, because he'll remember if I let him do something in the past that I am not letting him do now. He's also starting to do the "It's not fair!" thing. Good luck this is a tough age I recommend the book: Your Six Year Old: Loving and Defiant 

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I wish my 6-year-old son could be a gentle soul. He was a bully last year in kindergarten; we are homeschooling this year (that's not the only reason). He hurts his siblings eery day and is sent to his room more than them.

 

Last year he loved catching frogs. Now he catches lizards (we're in Florida).

 

He is a good reader. He is about halfway through the Seton reader "These Are Our Friends". At this rate he'll be reading Narnia and Lord of the Rings books around age 8 like his big sister.

 

He cries often and fusses much. He is a "big baby" even compared to his 3-year-old sister.

 

He is starting to get over being picky at the dinner table, thanks be to God!

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I have a 6 year old almost 7. This past summer, he said I am working on self control. Look tickle me and I wont laugh. And we tickled him and he didn't laugh. I said thats great! Now you just have to work on not laughing when someone says butt, and he started laughing so hard he fell over, when he caught his breath he said I can't it's just too funny!

You made me laugh!  I had to read your post to my dh too...he thought that was very funny.

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My son is 6, almost 7, and in first grade.  He has mild autism.  Many days you would never know or suspect that he is not neurotypical.  but when he is stressed out or surrounded by too much stimulation, he can display classic ASD symptoms like running in circles flapping his arms and making siren noises or getting under a chair and curling up in a ball.

 

He is sweet, rarely has tantrums, loves to please, is funny, loves animals, loves science--especially weather related disasters and everything prehistoric.  He also thinks butts (and farts and poop and penises) are Hi-larious.  He sometimes touches other people inappropriately (hugging, licking) although that behavior is becoming less and less common.  He can be a great helper but sometimes he just will not listen...his impulse control is spotty.  Sometimes he just can't help himself and has to throw the ball in the house just one more time even though I have emphatically told him not to.  If I tell him "no" he does not defy me.  he usually doesn't try to bargain.  he gives himself "timeouts" and he will go in his room and sulk until he feels better.  He gets along well with other kids when he plays in small groups or with kids he has known for a long time.  He doesn't do well with large groups of kids--the stimulation is overwhelming and he cannot read all those social cues so he'll go play by himself in a pile of dirt or in the bushes.  He likes playing with girls almost as much as boys.  He likes to make things crash and explode but he also secretly loves My Little Pony and shows about Princesses. He can be exhausting.  He surprises me every day--usually for the good.

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