Tantrums from an 8 year old boy

Nicola - posted on 05/14/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )




My son is now 8 years old, I am a single Mum, and have brought him up by myself, with help from family. Over the past few months, his behaviour has got quite bad. He is a perfectionist (like me), if he does something wrong for example on his homework or when he is playing a game, he will start to paddy, start to throw things about and start shouting and screaming. In some instances he has thrown his Xbox controller and ipad. One time he was that angry because he had lost a game on his Xbox he threw the controller at his TV and smashed it!!!!!!! If he is playing with his friends and they don't want to do what he wants, he will get angry and storm in. If he doesn't score at football, he will get angry and walk off the pitch, which is so embarrassing for me. I have done all the usual things that people suggest, like stopping his friends coming for tea, taking things off him, stopping him from doing activities etc. I have shouted, I have been calm and I have tried talking to him. He is well behaved at school and does really well in all his subjects. He is a very loving boy and is always telling me he loves me and gives me cuddles. If he ever goes to a friends, he is always polite and well behaved. I have talked to other Mum's at school and they say that there child is similar, but I feel like I am at my wits end, as I really don't like this behaviour, I feel like I am a bad Mum. I bring him up to be polite, knowing right from wrong, he does not and will never dare swear. Is he just being a typical 8 year old, who gets frustrated with things, like we all do??????

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