Debbie - posted on 04/21/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
I need advice. My 12 year old son is throwing tantrums when he doesn't get his way. The most recent was yesterday when he asked if he could have his ipod back (we took it away after the last tantrum). He was told that he might get it if he quit asking, and show some patience. We were in the car when this happened, and he started screaming, trying to tear up the vehicle, and throwing his shoes and jacket. It's a wonder we didn't have a wreck. I am planning to take him to the doctor to have his hormone levels checked, but I don't think this is the problem - they think he behaves perfectly at school. We are also seeking counseling. I am at my wit's end. Although he has always been strong-willed, the tantrums have become more of a problem since he turned 12. He's getting big enough that he can do damage to our home, car, etc. Any help or insight would be appreciated.