my son has a aggressive problem he is 7 years old

Michelle - posted on 04/11/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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heis 7 years and has ADHD im not making any excuses because of his sickness he is on medication and has switched from tynex to intuniv but i believe its the same thing, he tells me and his father no all the time im getting bad reports from school saying he is hitting and punching other kids, he tells us he dont like his brother and the fueds with him is endless im nnot sure what to do, we have done everything from looking stuff up on the Net and taking belongings away and putting him in the corner and the list just goes on and yes we have tried a behavior chart and all sorts of charts nothing is working. we have another child whom is one and he tends to want to make his brother cry and tell us he dont like him and dont want nothing to do with him, we explain to him this is your brother and he loves you and wants to play with you, then he gets very angry. Not sure what else im supposed to do i dont want to give up he is my child and love him very much but this is getting a little too much for me and this family. He sees a phsychiatrist but thats not working either if someone can please help me im all out of words and dont know if i can deal if he gets worse

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Michelle - posted on 04/11/2012

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he watches regular cartoons i look at what he watches constantly since i am an at home mom and my 7 year old has his own room he don't share his room with his younger brother i only ask for him to play with his brother, i don't expect it out of him all day everyday just on the weekends cause i know my 7 year old goes to school and most of the time with his aggressive hateful behavior he is always in trouble, and he is on a diet because of high level of thyroid so i know its not the food, what he watches or video games cause he don't play video games

Jodi - posted on 04/11/2012

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Have you looked at his diet? Remove all preservatives and additives from his diet (you'd be surprised how many foods have these things). See if that makes a difference. Also, what sort of TV is he watching? What video games is he playing. You may think they are benign but not necessarily - different kids react to different things.

Also, please understand that 1 year old brothers are a pain in the ass. Seriously, they are. Your 7 year old needs space away from his brother, whether that means he has the ability to go to his own space when he needs to without feeling he has to entertain or play nicely with his brother, or whether that means you remove his brother from the situation sometimes in order to give him his space.

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