Cristina - posted on 10/01/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
Hello, I am a single mom of a 6 year old single child. His father and I separated when he was three and he never seen his daddy again. His father comitted suicide this June and my son knows daddy wont come back. I did not tell him how he died. That is a little background.
My son is in the first grade and has been there for over a month. His teacher says he is academically smart but socially he is throwing tantrums, screaming and throwing himself on the floor when he does not get his way or the teacher does not call his name to help her. He spends most recesses in the office because he will not do his work. We have to go it when he gets home. She wants to put him back into kindergarten but I do not think that is a good idea. I have called and made and appointment with a child counselor. Im so scared for my son. I only want the best for him. He is really a sweet little boy who loves people and attention. I feel like I really have messed up as a parent, otherwise he would not be acting this way. Does anyone have any advice?