Uncontrollable 7 Year Old
(Bronx New York)
I have a 7 year old boy who's anger issues are so bad I get called everyday from school. Sometimes I have to pick him up because the people in the school cannot control him.
He has a fight every day with one of his classmates. He runs out of the classroom and just doesn't listen.
The problem stems from his dad not being around. His dad is in prison and he now comprehends why his daddy doesn't come pick him up to spend time with him.
I'm at wit's end. I feel like I'm going to have a nervous breakdown if his behavior continues like this. I can even lose my job from having to leave every other day.
I'm taking him to see a psychologist now because I feel he really needs someone to speak to that isn't me or someone he knows that can try to help him. Hopefully that will work.
At home it isn't that bad with his siblings but I really need all the help I can get for him because its taking a toll on the family and I really don't want him to hurt himself or anybody else.
Response from Dr. DeFoore
Hello Melody, and thanks for telling your story here. I can tell you're having a very hard time with your son. I know how difficult that can be. I will try to help.
I think you're wise for taking him to a psychologist, and I agree that you need all of the help you can get, in order to help your son.
Whether you realize it or not, you are the most important and influential person in your son's life. Therefore, taking care of yourself is one of the best things you can do for him. I strongly encourage you to do everything in your power to keep yourself healthy and happy, no matter what is going on with your son. He needs you to be well and strong...and it will be good for you too.
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You can do this, Melody. Believe in your son and the goodness inside him. Focus on his best qualities, rather than on his shortcomings (I know this is a tall order, but it will really help).
And take really good care of yourself...exercise, eat healthy, relax, take warm baths, get massage, etc.
I hope this helps.
My very best to you,
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