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    Old 01-05-2015, 02:54 PM   #1
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    8 Year old having tantrums

    Need some ideas/advice. My 8 year old son is having increasingly more and worse tantrums. He hits himself and destroys things. He yells, grunts and tells me he hates me. He never behaves like this when left with his father but it is constant with me. I am the one who does most of the discplining. I am a teacher and have tried methods I have used in my class but nothing seems to be working at home. He can be set of by very small things and it can escalate quickly. Does anyone have any experience with this and found anything that worked.

     
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    Old 04-06-2015, 04:18 AM   #2
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    Re: 8 Year old having tantrums

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    Need some ideas/advice. My 8 year old son is having increasingly more and worse tantrums. He hits himself and destroys things. He yells, grunts and tells me he hates me. He never behaves like this when left with his father but it is constant with me. I am the one who does most of the discplining. I am a teacher and have tried methods I have used in my class but nothing seems to be working at home. He can be set of by very small things and it can escalate quickly. Does anyone have any experience with this and found anything that worked.
    I don't have much of an idea about this but I can still recommend you to take him to a psychologist. Keep your calm, with time everything will fall in place. My very best wishes are with you.

     
    Old 04-06-2015, 09:47 AM   #3
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    Re: 8 Year old having tantrums

    I think he needs to be evaluated by a psychologist. This isn't normal behavior, or even just "bad behavior", there is something more to this.....

     
    Old 06-13-2015, 07:05 AM   #4
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    Re: 8 Year old having tantrums

    He's frustrated/upset about something and this is his way of coping with it. Counseling could get to the cause.

     
    Old 06-21-2015, 01:03 AM   #5
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    Re: 8 Year old having tantrums

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    Need some ideas/advice. My 8 year old son is having increasingly more and worse tantrums. He hits himself and destroys things. He yells, grunts and tells me he hates me. He never behaves like this when left with his father but it is constant with me. I am the one who does most of the discplining. I am a teacher and have tried methods I have used in my class but nothing seems to be working at home. He can be set of by very small things and it can escalate quickly. Does anyone have any experience with this and found anything that worked.
    IT seems he have some kind of issue being disciplined by you, and also seems to be affected by the divorce, unless im mistaken, by the way you worded that sentenced. It should be seeing a psychiatrist/therapist or psychologist.

     
    Old 06-21-2015, 06:35 PM   #6
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    Re: 8 Year old having tantrums

    My granddaughter did that a lot around seven or eight and sometimes still now at nine. It is from anger and frustration mostly. Therapist recommended some interactive books on anger and they helped when she was younger. Also we have to make sure she is fed all the time especially with protein. We can always tell when she needs protein because the mood starts to change. She is also a night owl and can't relax to sleep until much later than her parents want. That causes frustration too. Parenting is not easy and I would have liked to have had a fit in desperation sometimes too. But that doesn't help when you are the parent. Hope you find a solution.

     
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