My son is going to be 7 next month and I feel completely hopeless and confused on what to do. I want him to be happy. But as whos expensense? My husband gets so mad at him for things that i have learned to ignore. But should I be ignoring them? When we go out anywhere he acts up like he has issues, stupid noises, making faces, and anything to push our buttons. I just wish I knew what to do. I am embarrassed for him, my husband and myself. I look at other kids acting like that and I think, Im glad that isnt my kid, but this time it is. I could REALLY use some help here!
Answer by dimplz125 at 4:05 AM on Jul. 20, 2008
Answer by ReneeK3 at 1:40 PM on Jul. 12, 2008
Answer by ohiomommy77 at 2:18 PM on Jul. 12, 2008
Why are you ignoring some of his behavior? Accommodating your son all the time may make him happy for the moment. In order for him to learn how to be a well adjusted happyadult he must learn how to control himself and behave appropriately for different situations
.How does he behave in school? Many children behave for other caregivers, but not their parents.
If you do decide to take a firmer approach with your son expect him to rebel against it and get worse before it gets better. I work with parents all the time who try to get stricter and think it doesn't work because the kids get worse. If your son has been pushing your buttons he is highly skilled at getting he wants from you (entertainment, attention, whatever). Don't expect him to jump on board and cooperate.
Answer by slw123 at 3:37 PM on Jul. 12, 2008
Answer by taracv at 5:40 PM on Jul. 12, 2008
Answer by TXdanielly at 9:02 PM on Jul. 12, 2008
Answer by ohiomommy77 at 10:15 AM on Jul. 14, 2008