Jaimie - posted on 04/15/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
My son is 7 years old in first grade. He's recently been suspended from school for a day because he is continually disrespectful and recently has been caught in numerous lies. He is not accepting responsibility for his actions. I know he doesn't have ADD or ADHD, because he is able to focus on tasks when he wants to, for things he is interested in. I have mentioned this thought to his doctor, and he sees no need for concern. He is striving to get attention, any way he can, and most of this is through negative behavior. I'm out of ideas on how to help him overcome this, he's very smart, but just doesn't show anyone that he cares or has remorse about the bad choices he's made. We have taken his privileges away, taken all of his toys out of his room, his books too (he loves to read). I need help on other ways to try to get through to him.. Any information at all is greatly appreciated.