Behavior issues

Pat - posted on 03/10/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 10yr. old has been on stimulant therapy for a year and we do a combination of behavior modification , medication and a host of activities. He has behavior issues that are a big problem with telling teaches off, cursing them out , etc......... We take away things he loves to do and he get's better for about a month then it starts all over again.
Do any of you have the same issues and if so what do you about it? My husband feels we don't spank enough like we did with our older children.
Due to the ADHD I don't have the heart to do it. I'm at wit's end if you know what I mean.

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Pat - posted on 03/13/2010

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Thanks for the encouragement! So far his week has turned out well. It's always a trigger but I need to teach him how to take a breath and deal with the frustartion. It's like an adult that says ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! Feels so good.
I feel spanking is not effective as well my husband and I are not on the same page.

LorAine - posted on 03/12/2010

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My son is currently going through the same thing right now. He'll be 9 in May. He is having great issues. He has been suspened 2 times in the last month. I have found that if you sit and talk with him there is almost always something that set him off (whether adults think that it was enough to get angry for or not there is always something). They involved the school psychologist and wrote a behavior plan for school. It seems like a great plan and for the most part is beginning to work.It's only been a week and he's doing pretty well. He still told a teacher off yesterday but these things take time. I think it's a step in the right direction. I don't think that it's going to fix it completely but it's a step. I have tried the spanking thing with my son but I've found that it doesn't work and then he thinks it's okay for him to hit someone when they don't do things that he thinks they should. I've taken things away and he just doesn't seem to care. I'd definately look into some sort of plan. My son's includes pointing out every positive that he does and consequences for when he is disruptive or dangerous. My hope is it gets better.

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