my child is masochistic?

Jemma - posted on 04/13/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Masochism means to like pain.

I'm afraid he'll hurt himself.

What precautions should I take?

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Cassandra - posted on 04/13/2012

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This is something I think you need to seek professional help with. There are numerous reasons why a pre-teen can self inflict pain an all of them suggest an underlying problem. It could be as simple as he is struggling with fitting in an seeks a release this way, to much more serious problems. All of which need to be discovered an addressed before they lead to a litany of issues, self-mutilation, etc. 11 yrs old is a very transitional time, middle school, puberty, etc, learning coping skills now will help avoid very serious problems later. A good child psychiatrist can help discover what is causing this extreme emotional need to hurt himself. Do not think this is a phase this is an extreme behavior an should be addressed as such. Good luck.

Kaitlin - posted on 04/13/2012

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he sounds like a normal boy to me- he probably just learned the word and is using it for attention.

Jemma - posted on 04/13/2012

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He's 11 and male just starting puberty. He has friends. A good amount. Most of them are well balanced. They don't seem to be masochistic.

Nothing traumatic has happend in his whole life.His personality has not changed at all.

I hear bumping noises from his room with suggests he hits himself or bumps into things on purpose. He has lots of bruises.

He does well in all subjects but P.E and geography. He says geography is boring and that he'll never be physically fit.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/13/2012

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Ok, you are not really giving any information in order to get help. How old is your son? How does he hurt himself? Has his personality changed? How are his grades? Does he have friends? Has some traumatic event recently happened or in the past? I mean, if you want help, please fill us in on any information you have.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/13/2012

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Why do you think this about your child? Need more information.

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