My son is usually pretty well behaved. He, like any other 8 year old boy is very hyper and can get a little crazy. He had some hitting issues at the beginning of the school year but we were able to get it under control. He was just overly stressed in his new environment and was acting out because of it. He hasn't had any problems at school since.
Every friday he goes to a lego league with other boys that he's known for a long time. They usually have a great time. I don't stay in the room with him because I am co-leader of my DD's girl scout troop that meets in the room next door.
I got a phone call from another parent (whom I'm friends with) this evening telling me that DS has been cussing (crap/damn), hitting the other boys and breaking their legos. I will say that there is another boy in there that is just plain out of control, rude, nasty..etc. He was not part of the original group but his sister joined scouts so it made sense for him to join the lego league. I know that DS will mimic those around him and this boy is a bad influence BUT I don't accept that as an excuse for his behavior.
He isn't acting this way at school, he doesn't usually act this way at home, so I am just horrified that he is acting this way there.
I'm sorry it's so long.
Here are my questions.
1. Is anyone else having these issues with their boys?
2. Other than talking to him about his behavior, any other suggestions?
I am just horrified at his behavior.
I've talked to him about his behavior, told him to stay away from the other boy and explained to him that if he can't control himself he won't be going back. I don't know what else to do.