7 YO Behavior Issues
Please help! Our 7 year old, who has up until recently always been my buddy, has become increasingly sullen and crabby over the last 6 months. He almost doesn't let me talk to him any more. When I try he cuts me off, whines and covers his ears. Last night he put a pillow over his head so he couldn't hear me - I was simply asking him to tell me if something was wrong. He cries at the drop of a hat and his behavior is being noticed by his peers. I can see that he's on the verge of being shunned and want desperately to help fix whatever is wrong. At first we thought he was tired, but we've been making sure he goes to bed at a reasonable hour. This hasn't helped. His pediatrician had him fill out some questionaires, but has not called us back with any results (he's a "no news is good news" kind of doc). it breaks my heart to see him this way, but the more I try to hlp, the farther away he pulls. Does anyone have any ideas?