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TAUNIAD SparkPoints: (3,511)
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11/7/11 3:45 P

I have seasons of that same attitude with my 6 yr. old. Alot of times I find he is just really tired and overwhelmed with homework. In those moments, (when I notice things are setting him off) I let him play logos or what ever he enjoys by himself so he can decompress from the day. Hang in there Mom it is just a season.

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10/24/11 4:13 P

When he wants something or wants to do something he likes tell "no" in a calm voice. When he ask "why?" tell him you didn't like it when he ______ (fill in the blank with the bad behavior) & walk away. If he follows & continues to ask questions don't answer because you have already given the reason & walk away again or turn your back. Don't let him have the control. Don't get into a power struggle. You are the parent & you you have to show self control. One of the best ways to teach is by example. It may take time but he will get the message if you stick to it. I have two daughters (12 & 14) that learned how to behave at a young age because they didn't get what they wanted. My oldest learned not to talk back a few years ago when she didn't get to play in a basketball game. I called her coach & told him why she wasn't going to be there. The whole team had to do extra running at the next practice because of what she did. This may sound extreme but her back talk was EXTREMELY bad & she hasn't done it since.

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10/24/11 10:56 A

I have a similar situation with my 7 year old.
I don't think you can change it, and clearly he knows how to behave. This is much better than not acting well in school, and it shows that he really feels comfortable at home. Frustrating for us, but I don't think it is unhealthy behavior.

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10/23/11 6:09 P

Could he do team sports or martial arts?
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Sounds like he's holding it all back during school ('cause he's a great kid), but can't contain himself any longer once he's home (in the "unconditional love zone").

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10/21/11 9:41 A

My son just turned 6 in August. All I hear about from his teachers is what a sweet polite boy he is in school. Well I don't see it at home. He has meltdowns, tantrums, doesn't eat, never wants to stay in bed, and I could go on and on. Don't get me wrong, he has his good moments too. Everyone tells me it's because he concentrates so hard at school to be a good boy that when he is home he lets loose. Well how do I get him to relax at home too??

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