He is 8 and has always been a 'serious' child but in the last year he has become so moody. He is always upset or angry about something. He throws tantrums, hurts his sister, tries to hurt me... we talked to his ped and she recommended adhd meds so we have an appt in Jan but I feel like this is not going to help his bad attitude. There are no consequences to big or rewards big enough to stem it. tonight he did not want to go in the store so he made it Hell for everyone in there until we were done and then while I was checking out he darted out the front door and this is fairly normal behavior for him! He has run out of his classroom 5 times this year because of one thing or another. He has been suspended so many times... He has no friends... he screams... what can I do?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 7:47 PM on Dec. 23, 2012 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
What about the school Psychologist?? Is there a disruption in his life? That's what the Psychologists are there for. How is his family life & environment? Start there before you medicate him. I feel sorry for the poor little guy.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 7:51 PM on Dec. 23, 2012
first have him checked out by doc
also i think a change in diet always helps
have to take out all the nastiest chemicals 100% to see if a change in behavoir
AND if it does not change bad behavoir- it is healthy not to eat that stuff
Answer by fiatpax at 7:52 PM on Dec. 23, 2012
Therapy sounds like the way to go with him.
Answer by louise2 at 7:55 PM on Dec. 23, 2012
Answer by MrsLeftlane at 7:56 PM on Dec. 23, 2012
Answer by MrsLeftlane at 7:59 PM on Dec. 23, 2012
change his diet! first thing, not hard, just takes practice reading labels
therapy is great, do the therapist a favor change his diet right now
Answer by fiatpax at 8:00 PM on Dec. 23, 2012
I guess a good old fashioned spanking is out of the question?
Answer by louise2 at 8:00 PM on Dec. 23, 2012