I hate to say it, but it seems likely that this didn't start over night. But its better late then never that you see it now. I would try praising him for good behavior, no matter how small. cleaning up from his lunch, throwing something out, helping in the house, anything, make a fuss, tell him great job your so proud etc etc.. He may like that more then being in trouble. Even small rewards, tell him you were great this morning getting ready for school, lets go get pizza for lunch or whatever. My 5 yr old is truly super and I am very lucky. Yet I still do those things with him, and he loves making me happy he helps on his own all the time! Good luck!
at 12:50 PM on Mar. 9, 2011