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Almost 9yr old boy is acting out,

...............................and being distrubutive in class, now ther YMCA after school counslers can't get him to listen either. any opions? Please be NICE.

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:52 PM on Jan. 6, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • is this a sudden behavior?? maybe there is something bothering him and you just need to sit him down and listen to what is bothering him, listening to whats going on in his head might help you figure out whats going on. Good Luck

    Answer by jsimonds220 at 6:55 PM on Jan. 6, 2010

  • You need to whup his.... never mind. Just kidding. :)

    Consequences and punishments for misbehaviors. Loss of video games, tvs, extra chores - cleaning the house, shoveling, etc. I've heard essays are effective. "Why I Need to Listen" "Why Misbehaving Ruins Things for Others" "What I Could Lose by Misbehaving" ...etc.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:59 PM on Jan. 6, 2010

  • you need to sit down and have him tell you what is bothering him, you must tell him thst you need him to open up to you and tell you whats wrong,ask him if he knows that how he is acting at the ymca is not right. Tell him that if he tells you why he's being like this maybe you can help him solve his problem. then tell him that he really needs to listen to what the instructers tell him . And that if you ever hear that he is still acting out , he will be grounded. (just a week or so) (ground him by not letting him do something he really likes to do, or ground him by not letting him go to a place that he really likes to go.) gl

    Answer by incarnita at 9:18 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • I'd first sit down and talk with him about what he may be feeling. Sounds like he's acting out for a reason. If you can't find a reason, then you may want to do punishment or take him to someone he can talk to.
    Cafe Jenn

    Answer by Cafe Jenn at 10:26 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

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