Liz - posted on 06/07/2012 ( 18 moms have responded )
I need help, please. My 5 year old son is very angry. Any time I ask him to do something (from something as simple as coming inside to eat lunch, to asking him to put toys away or go upstairs to bed) he will scream, "NO!" hit his brothers, throw things, stomp his feet, and say things like, "I hate this house!" and "I wish I wasn't born!" (He's FIVE! What five year old says that?!) I am scared for him, and also scared for my other children and myself if he keeps this behavior up. He is my oldest child, and I have 3 others. I know I can have anger issues myself, so I want to help my son before he grows up to be an angry and bitter person. My husband works long hours, and he has to go to bed before the kids do and gets up in the middle of the night to go to work, so he isn't around a lot. I do not want to take him to a child psychologist or anything like that since I a.) don't have the money for that and b.) don't particularly like counselors to begin with. Our pastor is an option, but he can be kind of difficult to get in to see at times. I know I am not the perfect mom, and probably not even that good of one, but I want to help my son. I am not looking for judgment (although, I don't expect any from this community), but mostly just encouragement, advice, and your prayers. Thanks so much in advance!