I need help parenting a defiant child

by jennifer
(canada)

I am a single mom of two children my daughter is ten and my son is seven and is way out of control. He loses his temper way too much. It's bad ... he wrecks his room, he fires clothing out of his drawers, he took a shovel today and hit a friend's car, all because she told him to go home for fighting with a child she was watching.


This list goes on. I am at the end my rope. I had him treated for add and they said no he is just a normal child but that is so wrong. He has no fear and doesn't care if he does it and also he is starting to lie about things. Should a child be lying at seven years old?

Please help me with my defiant child.

Thanks,
Jennifer

Comments for I need help parenting a defiant child

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Dec 05, 2008
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Parenting a Defiant, Angry Child
by: Laura Ramirez

You're right to be concerned about your son. At age seven, he seems to be showing the signs of oppositional defiant disorder which only worsens with time. What you need to do is take immediate action, because as your son grows older and stronger, his tantrums and rages will become more frightening.

At this point you have two choices: counseling or a behavioral program that you can use at home. I've heard great things about this program from a number of my subscribers and will be reviewing it shortly. It's available on a 30-day trial, so you can get it at no risk to determine if you think you could use it to help your son.

Whatever you decide to do, get help because this kind of behavior does not improve on its own.

Hope this helps.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Parenting a Child with ADHD.