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When You Feel Like a Failure...as a Parent

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I am at a loss. My 6 year old son is a handful...and they say boys are easier than girls. I'm glad I only have 1 child.

It feels like it is always something. The school is contacting me several times a month with issues.

He's a smart boy, and a good boy. But, the school counselor feels that he is behaviorally/socially immature. He wants attention from others, but doesn't ask for it appropriately. He also tends to place blame on others, but he will tell the truth when I press him for it. But, he does not just willing tell the truth.

Is this normal for this age?

The school makes me feel like I have to "fix" my son, and that there is something wrong with him.

I don't know what to do anymore.

I feel like a horrible mother, and I am constantly comparing my son to other kids his age. But, he has started saying he is a bad kid. I tell him I love him and he is a good kid, but he says that his teacher doesn't ever say anything to him.

I do not want to drug my son. But, I don't have a lot of money, and I don't know what to do.
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LESLEYANNE11 1/29/2013 4:38PM

    Don"t get down honey. emoticon Your an awesome mum.He's SIX.Repeat SIX.
He's the closest thing on earth to a devil emoticon .
Sorry, I'm being silly.It's great that you worry about him but remember all mums think the same.He's just too bright and gets bored.
Don't worry too much luv.It will all come right.When he's forty!. emoticon

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NIKKICOLE83 1/29/2013 4:33PM

    The best thing you can do is give him the attention and love he needs. As well, I would set clear boundaries and give him the discipline he needs. At the same time, acknowledge when he does well. I would also talk to the teacher about the boundaries and rules you have set in place with him and make sure she abides by those as well make sure she is mirroring the feedback and encouragment that you have put into place. Also, make sure he has an outlet to release all the energy he has. Good luck and dont give up.

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