How do I control a troubled 8 yr old boy?

Marie - posted on 11/18/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have 4 children in all, my girls are 13 yrs old, 12 yrs old and 22 months old. I have my son, which is actually my stepson, but I am the only mother he has ever known or even called mom and I have been in his life for 3 yrs now. I used to treat him like my own, but recently I can't stand to be around him, and I fear for my youngest daughter to be around him, which actually is causing some hatred towards him due to stress and worry for my baby. I have been told by a counselor that he may have Aspergers but no one seems to be able to pin point it. We all know he has ADHD in an extreme case! He is absolutely brilliant, but his behavior is HORRIFIC! We have tried ever punishment known to man...spankings, grounded, sentences, exercising it out, yard work, standing in the corner, ect...but nothing seems to make a difference. The school actually called Social Services on me last yr because of his behavior and he was complaining I spanked him...but after investigation I was released from all suspesion and now the school can't stop calling me to tell me how bad he is at school. He has been suspended already for hurting another kid, throwing a chair across the room and denting a cabinet, cussing and telling the teacher to shut up. I played the message from his teacher to him and he smiled. He has no toys, no electronics, does not watch tv, has no sweets or any extras unless he steals them. He steals, he lies, he has out burst and anger issues. I am beginning to worry about him around my baby and I think about sending him to military school or a mental ward daily! What options do I have?

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Marie - posted on 11/24/2013

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Yes he is medicated, with several things...but that is a rollercoaster ride trying to find out what works and what doesn't. His metabolism is so fast that everything we try that does work only works for a short time. We are trying to get him in to speak with a counselor and they need to observe him to see if he is an Assbie or even bipolar.

[momoftwo] - posted on 11/19/2013

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Oh my goodness. Is he on medication? If not then he should be. He should be getting help too because it's harder for them to control emotions. I know a couple people with ADD/ADHD and the only emotion they feel when it comes to anything is anger. My brother is one of them... And let me tell you don't give up on him and let it be left untreated because it only gets worse.

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