Hillary - posted on 09/14/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
My son has become defiant, mouthy, sassy and completely withdrawn. Some days he is absolutely amazing and listens and helps with his three younger siblings just to help. But most days he talks back when asked to do something simple, like clean his room, he will argue with us over everything. He will argue the sky is green just because we said it was blue. Even when he knows hes wrong he will still argue. When he gets upset he won't talk to us about whats bothering him. I know something is going on, he will cry for no reason, when we ask whats wrong he always says nothing. He gets angry about stuff that makes no sense and then will burst into tears and run to his room and refuse to talk to us. How do I get him to open up to us so we can help him with whatever is bothering him? He seems so miserable lately and I want my happy little boy back. I know some of it is an age thing and a phase but I really need help to get him to talk to us!!