His Dad is non-existent in our life and my Son has never known him. For the past year his behavior has gone from bad to worse. He smarts off about everything. Saying things like " You be quiet, I am not going to, how about if I just pour this milk all over you, getting in my face and screaming, temper tantrums that include him throwing things and grabbing my arms and squeezing them so tight he can cause pain. He refuses to listen and I have to tell him over and over to get anything done.
I have tried everything from time out- spanking- taking away his toys, You name it- nothing works. It is as though his temper takes complete control and he just loses it. When he calms down he is always very sad and apologizes over and over and asks if I still love him.
When he plays with other children he is bossy, hateful, selfish, and controlling. However at school he does great and gets above average grades in every subject.
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 3:22 PM on Apr. 19, 2009
Answer by hot-mama86 at 3:25 PM on Apr. 19, 2009
I agree that this is the time to bring in some professional help. I also have a couple of other suggestions: This book was recommended to me by my child's counselor: KIDS PARENTS AND POWER STRUGGLES by Mary Sheedy Kurchina. It is only around $10, and absolutely worth every penny! Also, the 1-2-3 Magic program would be a great companion to this because it gives you really clear steps of how to deal with those kinds of problem behaviors. I have not read the book but I have the dvd and think it is great. You can get the book/dvd any place they sell books. You can learn more about it on their website http://www.parentmagic.com/
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 3:28 PM on Apr. 19, 2009
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