"I never wanted to be put on this world"
"I hate you/myself"
"You hate me"
Are comments made by my 7 year old during hw time. Well, actually a few more but those are the major ones.
What would be your response? Ignore? My ex got a whopping with a belt for saying his parents hated him.
Lately, since everything has been taken away already, I've been giving out physical punishments. 50 jumping jacks, 10 seconds in a push up position (he can't do push ups yet).... but that's more for disrespect, talking back and whining. Anytime he says those things, should I give a punishment out?
Ds is saying all this to get outta what he's supposed to do. It's his form of manipulation. He knows what he's doing. Same thing gotta at bedtime- he really wants to talk about his feelings- but only at bedtime. Never any other time...
Same at school- he used to go to the school counselor every day, multiple times, when he didn't want to do what his teacher was assigning. It's at the point where the counselor says she'll get him at recess to talk about him. Until then he has to go back to class because missing 2-3 hours a day (again, every day before she put a stop to it), talking about his 'feelings' was interfering with his school day. He wants to do things on HIS time, when it interferes with things he HAS to do, so he doesn't have to do it.
If he truly felt this way, outside of time to do things he doesn't want to do, I'd put more merit towards what he says. Any other time though, he loves life, plans on living with me forever, etc