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.