I am really confused on what and how to deal with my oldest child. He is going to be 13 in June and for as long as I remember he has always been an overly sensitive child. He has always had severe mood swings. One minute he is happy but the next you just don't know. He was diagnosed with ADHD, and depression from PTSD. He has a hard time going outside and playing with the other children in the neighborhood, crowds aren't a good thing either. The other day he got so angry about something that he started swearing and throwing chairs. I am not sure what to do, should I ground him, take things away or just explain that what he did was wrong and not expectable. He father doesn't want him to do anything at all. I am not sure what to do? any advice will be great.Answer Question
Answer by laird6372 at 7:35 AM on Apr. 1, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 7:39 AM on Apr. 1, 2011
I agree talking with the doctor would be a good thing. Also, is he on medication for the ADHD or the depression because sometimes these medication can cause mood swings. I think you really have to look at what he is doing before you punish him. My DD got very sick this past summer and when she first came home she got away with a lot because we were very scared. As time went on we had to start punishing her because she was taking to the next level and it wasn't fair that her brothers were always getting in trouble and she wasn't.
I would also look into counseling for him. He may need someone to talk to about everything, someone other than you. We did this for my middle child and it really helped him,
Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 7:41 AM on Apr. 1, 2011