My 7 yo hates doing his reader, we have a battle every night. How can I get him to just do it, it takes so long to argue about it, he may as well just do it!
My 11yo constantly fights and is mean to her sister. She takes every opportunity to pick on her – and her sister looks up to her and adores her. I have told her off about it, tried to talk with her about it and rewarded and punished her. Nothing makes a difference! She just seems to hate her and I have no idea why. It’s awful to watch.
What do you do with kids that have massive meltdowns????
I have a 5 year old who is scared of sleeping in her own bed. She mostly sleeps with us or with her big sister. I’m not sure what to do, and whether to push this or not.
I have a child on the spectrum who has real problems with sensory overload. He gets extremely upset if it is too noisy or bright and will cry and run away, and yell. This is a problem at school and the teachers don’t understand. He is always getting in trouble at school, and now he hates it. He also doesn’t seem to have any friends at school, which doesn’t seem to bother him but I worry about him being alone at recess and lunch. I don’t feel like his teachers have ever understood him and we keep getting negative reports about him. He is mostly okay at home.
My child is 9 and he just does not listen. Whenever anything doesn’t go his way, he gets very angry and screams and yells. I’ve videoed his meltdowns because they are extreme and can go for hours. He destroys things and it’s scary. I’ve been to see a child psychologist before and they were no help.
My 10 year old daughter hates it when I go out, or away. She will constantly ask me how long I’m going for, how long I’m going to go for and where I’m going. Once I’m gone, she will text me constantly and worries the whole time. She won’t sleep until I’m back. She thinks I might be in a car accident or hurt – even though that’s never happened. She is very clingy generally. How can I help her be less worried?
My 11 year old is extremely anxious about homework and school work. He spends literally hours on his homework, deletes everything and starts again. I try to help him and it just ends up with me yelling at him and him yelling at me saying I don’t understand. When tests happen he is awake for hours worrying about them. He gets excellent grades in every report and his Dad and I repeatedly tell him it doesn’t matter. I just want him to stop stressing – it’s not even high school yet.
My 8 year old just doesn’t listen to me. He won’t do anything I ask him and he is completely obsessed with video games. He has total tantrums whenever I ask him to get off. He isn’t interested in doing anything else at all, and just waits around until he can play again. He won’t read, play outside or do ANYTHING else. I hate those games, and I feel like just saying he can’t play them at all.
I know my 7 year old is smart, but he is struggling at school. He is in the lowest reading group and his teacher said he is below where he should be. He is so good at thinking outside the square and when you talk to him, you can tell he is really intelligent – but none of this comes out at school.