Sylvia - posted on 02/03/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
I have a 6 year old son in kindergarten. When he's in a situation with other children, he feels the need to enforce the rules and/or control the situation. It's not so he can be the boss, it's more like an exaggerated sense of urgency. Like if they don't follow the rules, something bad is going to happen. He even tried to control his classmates when they were given a poster to paint. He kept yelling because they were using the wrong colors and they colored over the pharaoh's eye. He gets embarrassed easily and if he loses a game or if anything happens that makes him look incompetent, he runs and hides and sobs loudly sometimes. I've heard him repeating "This is all my fault, this is all my fault." or "Why me?!" I can usually calm him down, but I'm always on edge when we go to a playdate or a party. When I try and talk to him he gets easily frustrated and it's like he's trying to tell me there's a fire and I'm not responding with enough concern. He is the middle child between my 15 yr old daughter and 5 yr old son. He gets 12 hours of sleep a night and I try to give him whole foods and little sugar. Could this just be anxiety?