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What goes on in the mind of a 6 yr old BOY? Help!!

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francagoestohollywood Tue 16-Sep-08 12:49:29

Ds turned 6 in July and turned into really hard work.
Lots of tears. Lots of shouting. But most tiring of all, lots of jealousy of his sister. And he always wants to be with her nonetheless.
Please tell me that they go though some kind of hormonal thing at this stage.
I really don't know how to make him feel a bit more relaxed. I'm sure things will improve once he makes new friends at school (just started primary, we are in Italy), but what do I do in the meantime?

Romy7 Tue 16-Sep-08 12:55:18

big whoosh of testosterone.

perhaps you could have mine one week and i'll have the both of them the next week. give us and the girls some time off? grin

Romy7 Tue 16-Sep-08 12:56:46

with ds1, i have given up being oppositional, and every time he's causing an argument, i ask for a cuddle instead...

francagoestohollywood Tue 16-Sep-08 12:59:56

I think ds would love some boys to play with, he behaves superbly with little friends around (usually). So, ok for the swap grin.
Yes, I'm trying not to be confrontational, but don't always succeed.

MorocconOil Tue 16-Sep-08 13:04:52

Sounds like my DS age 6. It's soooo tiring. He calls me 'nasty lady' whenever I say no to him, and has said 'bloody' a few times to try and get a reaction. I try to ignore as much as I can, and reward with praise whenever he is pleasant or compliant.

I'm hoping it's a testosterone surge too, but can a surge last 6 months? grin

francagoestohollywood Tue 16-Sep-08 13:06:07

six months shock???? <<runs away screaming>>

MorocconOil Tue 16-Sep-08 13:41:53

Sorry to scare you off Franca. It's not everyday. Some days he can be utterly charming, and write loving notes to me. He even tidied DD's bedroom this morning. shock

That probably fits with the hormonal explanation. I can be an utter cow certain days of the month.hmm

francagoestohollywood Tue 16-Sep-08 17:22:44

Mimizan, mine is quite charming with me, but he has jealousy fits towards his sister, which he had never had before shock

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