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Whats wrong? Is it chemical? We have a history on both sides of family. I am asking all you mamas out there: do you have anything to suggest I read about this? Could it be a diet thing, he does have some sensitivities.
Hi- I posted this on "childhood years" as well, but thought I would ask my homeschooling community as well
I am feeling so emotionally exhausted right now. My 8 year old DS is pushing me to my limit. For the past couple weeks, he has hardly had a positive thing to say. He stomps, throws, bursts into tears, or lashes out at whoever is close at almost everything. Both DH and I brace ourselves everytime we have to tell him to get ready for bed, stop playing and come inside, etc. I am finding it so hard to have normal conversations with him, because I usually afraid something will bring on the tears, or I am recovering from his last outburst. P
Did something traumatic to him happen? Perhaps you could bring him to neutral ground - like a restaurant or solo hike-and take about it. It could be he is upset or hurting about something.
Is it a discipline issue? What is he getting out of this behaviour? Do you "give in" when he whines, cries, ect? Make sure your own behaviour is loving, but consitent around expectations.
Lastly - is DH being mean (like name calling) or being impatient and strict? You and Dh need to make a game plan together on how to handle the outbursts - and DH needs to be held to it.
As a homeschooler, I often find my children behave better when they get away from me for a few hours a week: It gives us each a break - and halts any rising tensions. Does he get much independance/away from mom socialising?
homeschooling mama to DD 10 & DS 7
I am finding it so hard to have normal conversations with him, because I usually afraid something will bring on the tears, or I am recovering from his last outburst.
|Both DH and I brace ourselves everytime we have to tell him to get ready for bed, stop playing and come inside, etc.|
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