MY 8YO IS HAVING BEHAVORIAL PROBLEMS AND IM NOT SURE HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM. IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS HE HAS WENT ON A DOWN HILL SPIRAL. HE STOLE FROM ONE OF HIS FRIENDS BROTHERS ONE NIGHT BECAUSE HE LIKED THE CARS AND WAS JELIOUS. A WEEK LATER HE TOOK SISSORS TO MY BED AND CUT A BLANKET AND SHEETS AND MATTRESS. SAID HE WAS PLAYING. HE HAS STARTED TO WET HIS PANTS AGAIN. I HAVE TAKEN HIM TO THE DOCTOR AND THERE IS NO MEDICAL PROBLEMS. JUST LAZY I GUESS. HE WILL STEAL CANDY FROM ME AND SNEEK OTHER THINGS ALSO. HE DOES HAVE ADHD BUT I DONT KNOW IF THAT IS THE PROBLEM. I DONT KNOW HOW TO DISCIPLINE HIM ANY MORE. HAVE TRIED TAKING AWAY THINGS, GROUNDING, SPANKINGS AND NOTHING WORKS, TIMEOUTS CHORES NOTHING ANY ADVISE IS WELCOME.Answer Question
Answer by Bellarose0212 at 1:53 AM on Mar. 24, 2010
First I would talk to him. Take him somewhere there are no distractions and give him your undivided attention (possibly just a quiet restaurant for dinner). Let him know you don't like what is occurring and is there something specific that is causing him to do so? Let him know you are always there to LISTEN (so don't contradict what he says) just listen. Ask him what HE is going to do about his bad behavior. See the section on General parenting & discipline books http://www.cjkidz.com/parentsgrandparentsteachers.html Also the link has books for his age about Stealing (might help him understand because it is explained at his age level)
If you don't get it resolved fairly quickly, I would then talk to a counselor.
Answer by momjs at 9:56 AM on Mar. 24, 2010