I have a 10 yr old son, he is becoming out of control, ive tried almost everything to get him under control. He doesnt listen, he is hateful to our pets, disrespectful to everyone in the house hold, and he lies and makes up stories knowing they are not true. Please any and all advice is needed.


Ariana - posted on 09/19/2012




I would suggest going to some family councelling. I know that may sound odd since he's the one who's acting out of control but when one member of the family is acting out it takes the whole family changing to get the situation under control. You may want to have some councelling so you can get some professional help handling his behavior. There seem to be a lot of behaviors that need correcting and possibly an underlying issue. Councelling now will help more while he's still 10 than to wait until he's 15 and completely out of control.

Plus we have no idea what you've already tried so it's hard to give advice without possibly just readvicing you on something you've already done. You may want to give more specifics on what his behaviors are. How is he disrespectful? Does he yell at you or hit you? Or does he just ignore you?

You can work on fixing certain behaviors one by one but I still think at his age if he's out of control it may be time to get some professional help for him and your family. That's not to say there is anything wrong with your family but obviously whatever discipline you're using is not working on him for some reason. You may also want to get him checked out biologically to see if there is some sort of chemical reason for the acting out. My friend used to have a lot of issues and it turned out he had bi-polar and is on meds now that help him a lot (although he does go to councelling for help as well) so get that checked just in case.

I hope it all works out!

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