My 7 year old son overreacting to everything.

Tammy - posted on 09/19/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 7 year old overreacting to displine, change, getting ready for school . I am at my wits end! Starting to get in trouble at school for talking. When I displine him or get mad he sits and scream cries. I don't get it I love him and care for him plus spend lots of time with him but for a month now things are getting so stressful because nothing is working.

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AbbiJoy - posted on 09/20/2016

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I wonder what all is going on in school. Our son was about that age when he got in trouble for talking at school practically everyday. It was very frustrating and our son began feeling like he was a bad kid because he wasn't fitting in the mold of what the teacher thought he should. He is very out going and really enjoys making people laugh. This is part of what got him into trouble. We have been working with him on when is an okay time to shine his character in that way and when he should be quite and just listen. It's been 4 years now and he is doing very well. I think he just needed time to mature some. Also we were able to homeschool for 2 years and really build him up and grow a stronger more meaningful relationship with the Lord. I know parenting is the hardest job ever, but it does get better and it's very much worth the journey. Keeping loving him through this and help him understand why the behavior of screaming and crying isn't helpful, but still allow him to process his emotions in a healthy way. Be strong and courageous mama it will be alright. There is light and the end of the tunnel. God bless you and yours!

E - posted on 09/19/2016

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Sounds like battle of the wills. My son also had some similar issues, especially coming off of a relaxed summer and going back to school. He is 14 now.
_Consistency and routine works best, sit your son down show him a colorful schedule of what his day looks like. Even incorporate something during the day he can feel a little bit in control of putting stickers on it to mark playtime, playdates, homework etc..with you still being the one in charge making the consistent schedule/routine happening. Make it his very own "special calendar"maybe tie the name to a theme he is interested in, for example, Dinosaurs, robots, or whatever he likes . It may be a cold sell at first, but don't give up, set time aside every day about 10 minutes, to talk about and work on the interactive calendar, he can feel in charge of it, and maybe give him an opportunity to voice his feelings. In about two weeks he will start getting the concept, have a visual to help him adapt to changes, as well as feel a little more prepared mentally because it will become an expected activity. Also, reward him for good behavior and engaging in the program, set little goals with a rewards, be creative, make seem normal and fun. Tough thing is mom has to be on board 100%. No schedule is perfect, but the more consistent you are, and stick to it with him, the more he will find comfort and peace when adapting to changes in activities because he knows it is on the calendar. As for the talking in class, make a consequence. Good luck... Every child is different, but for my son who has adhd, it minimized his anxiety, and tears, and made my life easier so I could enjoy our time together 90% of the time... Now he has matured and doing well in high school. He still has his moments, but it evolves around stresses of balancing homework, sports, and free time.

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