Amanda - posted on 08/12/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )
please help. my youngest is 13 and he failed grade 4 last year. he is doing much better, but ever since he started school he hated it, and he always fake sickness to stay home. he battles to spell any words, Afrikaans and English, and that usually brings his marks down.
he loves to fight and he is always in a bad mood if he doesn't get his own way. I have tried everything already, I bribed him, gave him a hiding, put him in the corner and even took away everything he likes doing or playing with.
he has terrible mood swings and always fighting with the kids and if you ask him why, then he would say that they started. the school already phoned me to tell me how he is bullying the kids. how can this stop. what am I doing wrong? I feel like a failure as a mother because sometimes I cant even handle my own child, and I know that a very few people actually likes him because he is so moody. please help me, I don't know anymore.