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    Default OT Those of you with older kids...

    Please tell me this deliberately naughty, willfulness that my son just developed out of nowhere is a stage. He'll be 6 the end of March and is in kindergarten.

    He's breaking my heart and making me feel like a horrible parent. Out of nowhere he can't sit still, and is just spontaneously destroying things (including favorite toys and then gets devastated by it), etc. He's being naughty especially towards me (moreso then his dad) and at school. School is silliness. Home is refusing to eat supper, even when it's his favorite, chucking water bottles at me because I didn't read his mind that he was done, etc.

    Nothing has changed in home environment to bring it on. He has grown about 3 inches over break though. Of course we're not letting him get away with it... but I just feel like bawling all the time. It's like all I ever do is yell, punish and remind him that we love him, despite the bad things he does, but this is still not okay.

    Please tell me it's a stage.
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    Lie if you have to. LOL
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    {{{{hugs}}}}

    I'm not there yet with K, but he is all toddler!!!! I have no questions now why they call it the "terrible twos"!!!!!!!

    As with all stages I am sure it will pass. Atleast I keep telling myself this "soon shall pass".
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    I don't have any little ones but I'm a first grade teacher and honestly I think its just that age. I have a few boys and a couple of girls that just try to see what they can get away with. I can only imagine how they act at home with mom!! Hope he grows tired of it soon.
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    I have a son about the same age and I will tell you that he has not been listening to me at home and actually has been getting in trouble at school for not paying attention to the teacher.

    I think overall it is probably just the stage. Honestly the only thing that would really bother me is the throwing things at you.

    Good Luck with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MommyMish View Post
    Lie if you have to. LOL
    That cracked me up.

    I hope it's just a quick phase! Like Charys, I'm stuck in the terrible two's. It's no fun whatsover! Evan is really good most of the time, but when he is tired, LOOK OUT!
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    My son was like that a lot at 6 (and has moments at 7). Most of the time, it's a combination of things - he's really tired (but won't admit it) and he really needs some one on one mommy time (which is really hard when I have three younger kids that need me too). But really, when I would spend some good quality time with him on a regular basis things would get better. Anyhow, sure hope it passes quickly for you ... but I know it didn't for me. We even took Andrew to a counselor who told me (after 6 sessions) that he was normal.
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    Yeah, it's insane. So we decided that maybe he just needs an outlet for everything. Yeah, he did about 15 laps around our house (and we have a LOOOOOONNNNNGGGG house). Then he tickled and wrestled with both of us. Then he spent about 20 minutes playing bull with the couch. Which is essentially stomp and drag your feet a bunch and then run head first into the couch. Then he jumped and beat up my bed for another 15 minutes and then he rolled on the exercise ball with me. He went to bed an hour past his bedtime, but honestly, doing all that activity and never slowing down... this was probably what he needed more then sleep. We've promised him that if he doesn't get a card change at school tomorrow he can box with the Wii all he wants. He was excited by that.

    He yelled and growled and huffed and roared at us the entire time. Whatever was building in him was BIG. Poor kid. I sincerely hope this helps.

    During this all I told him he was like a tasmanian devil. He stopped and said seriously to me. "Oh no! I don't want to have the devil in me. I have to get him out." and then started desperately running around again. We got him to understand that a tasmanian devil is an animal.... but still- interesting insight into all that's going inside his head.
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    I'm going to lie to you and tell you it's a phase...cause really I don't think it is. LOL

    He's a BOY...it happens to them all IMO, or most of them anyway. Ask the few girls on here who are on my BB, and they will tell you this is a "sensitive" topic for me. I homeschool my oldest cause of these very problems we had that did NOT get better with age and were causing him to spiral downward VERY quickly. Not to mention the fact that if my child misbehaves, I want to punish him, not his teacher. ANYWAY, I'm sorry you are going through this Michelle, I know how hard it is. I hope your idea works..KUP. Rest assured however that you are not alone. HUGS!!
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    Luckily he has a teacher that I REALLY like, who understands that these are 5 year old BOYS, even while reminding them that politeness and a need to focus at times (in appropriate amounts) is always doable at any age. She's very good at.. how do I say this, not at treating boys and girls differently, but responding to their behaviors in proper context to their sex. I feel VERY blessed that she's there for him, and her and I have GREAT communication. She gives "card changes" (after a lot of reminders) and he doesn't get a sticker on a bad day. Worst he's ever had done is he had to sit at the table and finish his work during center time and once he had to sit at the art table to do his work- all of which I highly approve of. When he gets home, we talk more. Like tonight he didn't get his hour of tv or dessert, which is the punishment he picked out with his father.

    Kids and discipline is always a touchy subject. It's just like my son has changed completely over the last 10 days and I've never seen anything like it in him. Potentially it's the growing, his age, but also, maybe the asthma medicine he's been on for 4 months now has finally fully kicked in, or the growth spurt gave his lungs a boost, and we need to adjust activity level for him as he seems to be able to support a more active lifestyle with less breaks now.
    ~Michelle
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