My almost 11yo son is starting to get really pushy with me this summer. He lives with his dad and stepmom and has always been a pretty thoughtful and sensitive kid. This past month he has been starting arguments with me over things he wants- repeating them over and over and progressing with "i want to go home" "you don't love me" "if you don't let me do (this)I will mess up (that)". He gets louder and speaks in a commanding voice that kind of scares me. I have no clue how to even respond to this. I have told him that I won't discuss anything with him when he acts this way and I've told him he can't get what he wants this way. I know he doesn't act this way at home. He seems fearful of his dad/stepmom and says he is "grounded" pretty much all the time. I need some advice. We have always had a good relationship until now.
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