My 12 year old will lie on all 5 of his sibling to get them into trouble. We made a rule about tattling, so now he walks around yelling, or saying very loudly, "Stop hitting me" when they aren't. Or "Stop shaking the table, I'm trying to do homework." when nobody is. I have caught him doing this repeatedly, and when I call him on it, he starts crying and storms off to his room saying, "you love them more than you love me." I will take any advice i can get on this.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:23 PM on Feb. 26, 2009 in Tweens (9-12)
Answer by admckenzie at 10:01 PM on Feb. 27, 2009
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 11:26 PM on Feb. 26, 2009
Answer by moneymagnetmom at 1:33 AM on Feb. 27, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 9:52 AM on Feb. 27, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:48 PM on Feb. 27, 2009
I would do two things: 1. sounds like your son wants your attention. I agree with making a real effort to give him one on one time. Sounds like he wants to be the "good kid" and make them the bad kids. Give him some time alone....and praise him for some things he is doing right? (Catch him helping a sibling or doing something nice and say "Thanks so much for ......2. I would get a couple books about tattling. Possibly read these to one of your younger kids so that the older son can overhear (maybe recognize himself)....or leave them around the house (someplace where he might pick up). Here are a couple books about tattling that might be useful and drive the message home. http://astore.amazon.com/wwwcjkidzcom-20?node=18&page=11 They are on www.cjkidz.com
Answer by momjs at 12:27 AM on Feb. 28, 2009
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