Bec - posted on 10/01/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
He flys off the handle at the smallest thing but especially if it's request from me that he doesn't want to do, "practise your times tables" results in instantanious combustion.
I am a sole parent and do call my parents for support on occasion. Yesterday Alex used the last of the milk for a huge drink , I told him he had been inconsiderate of the others in our house and he instantly backanswered me. When I tried to reason with him over it he yelled and swore at me, I said "don't speak to me like that!" but he kept yelling and swearing calling me a f*#king bitch. I sent him to his room with more abuse following. I went into his room and told him off for everything, he kicked out at my stomache etc. so I walked out saying "that's it!" he followed me down the hallway yelling abuse and when I picked up my phone to call for help he grabbed my arm hard to stop me.....more yelling/swearing/hitting/scratching at me. I tried to defend myself and we ended up tangled on the floor. I managed to ring my neighbour for help and she came with her husband. The last time Alex did anything like this was about 2 yrs ago. Our circumstances hve changed for the better since then however and this physical violence was completely unexpected. He knew exactly where the soft skin was and was using all his considerable strength to hurt me as much as he could.
I'm scared and I don't want him to grow up thinking this behaviour is acceptable, is it too late to fix this? I love him and I know he is made of more than this.