I really need advice.....my son is almost 8 and within the last year my sweet little boy is completely gone. He has the worst attitude and DH and I are going nuts. This kid is NEVER happy. We try extremely hard to give our kids a good life and have fun. He will enjoy things occasionally but it just seems like he is not enjoying life period. He is talking back a lot more and just mopes around constantly. He is also extremely dramatic and I cannot tell what he actually means and doesn't mean. Today he was being rude and talking back at my inlaws. I got angry and told him he cannot talk to us like that and he shouted out "I'm garbage!" It shocked me and I explained he was not at all garbage, that he needed to change his attitude. But with how dramatic he is I really don't know if he means it or was just being dramatic.
He also has a weight issue, he is a big boy and I think it's starting to really bother him. He was just telling me the other day that he really hopes he isn't cubby in high school. He's likes to participate in sports but he is not very coordinated and hes at the age where some kids who are naturals start excelling. He also hasn't seemed to form any real friendships at school......he says he plays with this one kid but he doesn't think the kid likes him very much. Ugh I'm sure all these things going on and him being extremely hard on himself are resulting in his attitude but I don't know what to do to help. We are NOT hard on him what so ever. It's truly brought on all himself. What do I do to help him be happier and more self confident!? (And also not so rude.....)