Kelly - posted on 01/11/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )
I have 2 boys 9 and 5.
My 9 yr old is very rambunctious and loud. He makes silly noises, weird voices, the sound effects are amazing and when he's not being irritating he's a bear. Attacking and growling anyone with in his sight. Where did this attitude come from and what happened to my sweet little man?? I mean geeze...... My main problem with him is he doesn't seem to have an "off" switch. As soon as another person is around, whether it be a child or adult, 1person or 10, strangers or family, it's almost like a switch goes off in his head that causes him to be " a show-off crazy person with no regard for the rules he was just following".
This is very frustrating for me because I have several people, friends, family, teachers etc, that think there is something wrong with him. He is a very tall boy, standing over 5 feet tall already and most think he's 13, but apparently he acts like...well....a 9yr old. He gathers quite a stream of bad looks because people think he's older than what he is.
I have tried giving him more responsibility, less responsibility, time-outs, groundings, hell I have even bribed him with his favorite activities ( I know that's bad but it was a temporary fix) lol We have changed his diet, so he's not allowed anything sugary or with red, blue or purple dyes in it.Everything is 100% natural ( and even that's limited) Juice has not been in my house in years. He is a very different kid when he is alone. He's "normal" lol
I have had him tested for ADD and ADHD, I have had him assessed by pediatricians, counselors etc. All of whom have said, " he's just a boy". I really wish I understood what that meant lol.
My 5yr old has been taking ques from his big brother and I'm worried if I don't figure this out I will have 2 crazy boys and no hair.
I'm really curious to see if other mom's are dealing with the same or similar thing, and if so what actions have you taken to "settle" your child down and make him understand that his behavior makes people angry not happy.