My son is 9 years old and has never learned to play by himself. He is always bored and if we don't do something with him or make his sister play with him he goes into these rages. He thinks that someone should always be there to entertain him or do what he wants. Always thinks he should have a friend over or that he should get to do to a friends. If I tell him to go ride his bike, shoot hoops, or suggest anything that could be done alone it is stupid & I should quit telling him what to do. I am afraid this could be a really bad summer for us.
Asked by Anonymous at 5:11 PM on May. 31, 2010 in Tweens (9-12)
Answer by michelle146 at 7:01 PM on May. 31, 2010
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:30 PM on May. 31, 2010
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Answer by Kellyjude1 at 7:07 PM on May. 31, 2010
I agree that a group/team sport (with other boys his age), would help him connect with others at his own pace. I have a feeling that if you assign him chores - you will be met with an "angrier" boy! Once he understands what it is like to work as a team with others, he can start to work on chores - as a family with you. If you still notice his anger issues after the summer; you may think about speaking to a counselor -through your pediatrician. (Just to rule out any physical or emotions issues he may have; but can't express.) Good luck on you journey!
Answer by Bostonsbest at 7:11 PM on May. 31, 2010
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