Last week, I was told he was in another boys face (not angry from what the teacher told me) while he was supposed to be doing his seat work. That's totally uncharacteristic for my son. I'm the last person to ever say, "My child would never do x,y,z." but my child is very passive so I don't think it was him being mean. At least, I'm hoping not. I digress.
This week he has been hell. Totally being disrespectful, telling me he doesn't like me for telling him he can't do something. Spanking me and telling me I'm not being nice......I only spank for severe infractions (disrespect is one) and he hasn't had a spanking in almost a year. It's not something I do and is an absolute last resort. He got two that night!
He's not listening, walking away as I'm trying to tell him things, purposefully doing things he's not supposed to and his teacher told me he got in the kids face again yesterday. I've HAD IT!
So.....what should I do?
So far my only idea is to take away his toys, his DVD's (particularly Frozen), his brand new nike soccer ball that he adores, and his 3DSxL and make him do chores and homework from the time he comes home from school, eat snack and dinner, bathe, snack and bed and making him earn everything back one by one.
Does that seem too harsh? He needs to realize that the world doesn't revolve around him and his behavior is absolutely intolerable.