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My son is picking on smaller kids in his class

He is ESE for development delay. All of the sudden he is biting and hitting a little girl in his class. He loves that little girl and use to call her "his baby". When asked why, he says, he is a monster.

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Asked by JonesboysMom at 5:28 PM on Feb. 4, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • do you think its out of cruelty or him really pretending to be a monster. bc that could be the reason hes doing that. i dont know how old he is or if hes into pretending and stuff but maybe you can talk to him and tell him he isnt a mean monster but instead a nice monster. and that he hurt that little girls feelings. maybe that will help. i really hope it does. good luck

    Answer by SThompson21 at 5:31 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • I wonder if he has ever been called a monster? Either way, he needs to stop and you have to make him stop.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:12 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • Please guard what your child is watching on TV, its a bigger influence than we realized, we have a son who has emotional problems and he more or less becomes what he watches, so we have cut the cable and only have dvd's in the house, but that doesn't mean everything is ok its still in his mind and he picks on his little brother whenever he can. I'll be praying for you and your family.

    Answer by Mikki707 at 10:14 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • Have you talked to his teacher to find out if someone at school is teasing or calling him names? Perhaps, even though he adores the girl he is being mean to, she was teasing him because some of her friends (peer pressure). The point is, there are many different reasons that kids act out... many of them are because they don't know how to express themselves, especially if they have a mix of emotions.
    You could talk to the principal and see if you can have the school counselor meet with your son. Also if you talk to your son and give him scenarios and ask how he would react (act it out?) then discuss various outcomes which would result from his response.
    Good luck, and feel free to pm me if you need to talk.

    Answer by indigostone at 12:47 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

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