Son has Bad attitude and glum outlook
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|Tue, 05-01-2007 - 10:13pm|
My son is 7 (will be 8 in August). He is always looking for reasons to get angry and stomp off. I can't ask him to do anything without this reaction. He has a twin brother and a sister who is 10. When we plan an outing, he has a fit doesn't want to go. Few times will he agree with anything.
He sometimes out of the blue says: "I hate my life." Today he said he wishes he had a different family. My other kids are fine, so it's not us. If he was an only child I'd say, "What am I doing wrong!!!". But that's not the case. In fact I give them too much. I am at home when they are from school. We have extracurricular activities 2 times a week for each child. We go out on weekends. What's wrong here?!?! He is always in his black moods... I can't figure it out.
Of course this goes on at school too. He is smart and gets good grades, but got a bad mark for "getting along with others" and "behaviour". He has not been making any friends because of this attitude. He starts screaming and shouting at any hint of problem. Has also gotten in trouble for hitting / kicking other kids.
I have him seeing the school counseor, but this doesn't seem to help. She suggested positive reinforcment. But we always do this too.
Any ideas? Anyone with experience in this type of attitude problem?