My son has changed drastically within the last year. He's afraid of pools and the ocean, he's kind of mean, he just screams if he doesn't get his way...any way to curb this newly forming personality?

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Kirsten - posted on 06/06/2009

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The only thing that's really changed is my boyfriend, whom he calls dada, went to Iraq, but that was 3 months ago...and I got a job right around the end of march with a company that has me working 8:30-4, and it's better hours, but before I worked 11pm to 7am, and he had more time with me. I'm not sure at all what it is, I'm tryin to spend more time with him and play with him more.

Cayle - posted on 06/01/2009

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don't give in to what u say. if u tell him "one more time or else" then actually do it. otherwise he wont take u seriously

Rachel - posted on 06/01/2009

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my son is around 7 now and I have recently taken all the dyes (red 40 and yellow 5) out of his diet and he is like a different kid - i wish i had tried that a lot sooner

Carol - posted on 06/01/2009

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Has anything in his life changed recently? My son was the same. He would get very violent with me if I told him off or he couldn't get his own way. After a month of abuse, I asked his teacher if we could have a sit down chat with him. I think the talk from an authority figure he didn't live with helped a lot. Now I'm only dealing with sulking. I also found that getting him to wrestle with his pillow if he was angry helped relieve his frustration.

Nicci - posted on 06/01/2009

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How old is your son? My son just turned 3 and well he's a different kid! Now granted the 2's were a little worse with getting into way too much trouble he's def. found his vocal cords in telling me what he wants and doesn't want by screaming at me. I've found isolation has calmed the fits a bit. He chooses not to use his words and yell instead. I've found most of the fits he's throwing are his lack of ability to explain how he's feeling. Once i get down to his level he wipes the tears and then tells me what's wrong. As for the water thing i have yet to find a solution. He was a fish last year and hates the pool this year. I was thinking that lack of perception of depth and all that stuff we worry about isn't a care for a little kid and maybe he's developed those worrisome feelings. I could be totally wrong but i hope i helped a little!

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