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My ten year old does the same thing sometimes. For my son, it usually only happens during homework times if he is too tired or really hungry. What has worked for me is that when my son says that he is stupid I reply something like, "you are not stupid, and that is why I expect you to know better. If you were really stupid, I would not have brought it up."

Also, when my son starts crying I don't cave in and let him have his way. If he is going to cry doing his homework... I tell him that it is just going to take longer that way.

I hope that helps a little! good luck!

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Good Morning Everyone! I have an 8 year old son who has the best personality but whenever it comes to talking to him about notes from school or correcting his homework he gets upset and crys. He also throws in that he's stupid and doesn't have a brain. Is this normal? Is this an act? I can not figure it out, I'm not yelling or standing over him or being scary in anyway.
Example: He was removed from his lunch table for being silly. I asked him how that made him feel to have to sit at the bad kids table. He burst into tears and told me not good. I think he may have thought it was funny until I said it that way.
Then, his math sheet was wrong, so I erased everything explained what he needed to do and he started saying that he was stupid, didn't have a brain and was going to fail 3rd grade. I explained that he just needs to slow down and think before he answers. I told him he wasn't going to fail 3rd grade and that we just need to work harder together.
Is anyone else dealing with this or have dealt with something that may be the same?

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