10 yr old son is very disrespectful

Tanya - posted on 07/12/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 10 ur old son is rude...hateful & disrespectful to everyone even adults..He calls himself names and is always downing himself ..his father and I are lost we have no idea what else to do!

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Kit - posted on 07/14/2016

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Hi, I’m a new poster. How well I remember when my kids reached that mouthy phase, and I was tearing my hair out!
I don’t know if you have much time for reading, but I found Dr. James Dobson’s books very helpful. Here’s one of my favorites, Building Confidence in Your Child. I read this book when I was raising my kids back in the 80’s, and now it’s been revised and updated. Sounds like something that might be helpful to you.

Dove - posted on 07/12/2016

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If he is calling himself names and putting himself down a lot it may be time to seek some counseling.

Being hateful and disrespectful should come w/ some swift consequences of lost privileges, but w/ a preteen that may at the very least be bordering on some depression I would also want to be very careful on how that is approached.

What does he like to do? Play video games? Sports? Music? Maybe some one on one time w/ dad (or you) doing something he enjoys would get him to open up to what is going on in his head causing him to act this way.

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