need help for my 8 year old!

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Registered: 10-15-2007
need help for my 8 year old!
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Mon, 06-27-2011 - 1:23pm

I am desperate here is whats been going on.

Jeff just turned 8 he used to be the sweetest child my little cuddle bug i always called him. but he is changing he has become a very angry sad withdrawn child who explodes at the drop of a dime for any given reason.

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Mon, 06-27-2011 - 3:47pm
(((HUGS))) It sounds like you are going through a lot with him. First off, I would probably take him to a different doctor. Your instinct is telling you that he needs help, and you need to find it for him. The behaviors that he's showing don't qualify as "nothing wrong" to me. I would suggest getting a full physical evaluation done, possibly by a developmental pediatrician and ask for a referral to a psychologist. I'm sure the community leader will be along shortly with some great advice for you, we'll be here for you.

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Registered: 08-04-2001
Wed, 06-29-2011 - 8:55am

"Nothing wrong" - Yep, I got that phrase and there were so many things wrong!!!


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Registered: 12-24-1999
Sun, 07-24-2011 - 10:45am
I am so sorry you're dealing with this. There is something wrong with your cuddle bug and doctors are often wrong so find another. Was it a pede who said no? Maybe call your own MD on phone & explain. Call anybody you can for recommendations of another doctor to evaluate him, even leave the nurse a voice mail.

A roll of carpet fell on him and that's when he became this way or became worse? Did it hit him on head?

I agree that a child psychologist or a special pediatrician is called for.

Has his teacher or guidance counselor mentioned behavioral changes at school? If not, I would be surprised. Maybe talk to principal. Your son may be keeping something inside like being bullied at school or on the bus.

This could destroy a marriage, so if you work outside home, take some days or 1/2 days off to make phone calls, appointment or research the internet on this. This is too stressful and too important to let it go any longer. Sorry I couldn't be of more help, but you'll be in my prayers.
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Registered: 10-15-2007
Mon, 08-01-2011 - 1:52pm

sorry it took so long to reply,

yes a roll of carpet fell on him prior to that he wasn't as moody and definately not as aggressive but it seems like he just continues to get worse he will flip out and hit for no reason i now have holes in my walls from him he thinks everything is a joke when he is being disciplined.

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Registered: 08-04-2001
Tue, 08-02-2011 - 3:21pm

Ahhhh... he seems in pain? That causes so much stress on them! Perhaps he needs a (re)evaluation by a chiropractor, orthopedist or Osteopathic doctor. Also since he hurts - how is his sleep? I know that pain can create a snowball effect of pain, inflammation, poor sleep, more pain and inflammation.


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