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|Fri, 09-24-2004 - 10:44am|
I am going crazy. I think invasion of the body snatchers is happening in my house. My son has had a complete personality change this school year. He is acting like a completely different child. He is sulky, angry, whiny (I understand this is kinda territory that comes with his age) But I have recieved 4 phone calls from the school this year. He has been in so much trouble already they will take him off safety patrol if he gets into anymore. Not bringing home homework. Talking, attitude with his teachers, refusing to do somethings he is asked (like put away gym equpiment) I have grounded him everytime. It isnt working. This year so far his grades are excellent, even with all these problems which is abnormal for him, he usual is a model student with average to below average grades. I am happy about the academic improvement but what about his behavior. I have tried talking with him, encouraging him, rewarding for good days, grounding him from everything. His attitude is terrible at home to I ask him to pick his socks up off the florr he has a little fit then whines about it for about 30mins and the socks are still on the floor. I have tried everything I can think of except a spanking, and he hasnt been spanked since he was very very young. Wheres my son? What do I do to get the happy go lucky boy back? How can I find out why he is acting like this at school, when he just blames his behavior on the teachers, and school staff? Thats another big problem, he is never at fault. If his homework was forgotten its the teachers fault etc.. I just dont know what to do. Any ideals, constructive critism, anything would help.