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10 year old destructive behaviour.

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hiddengems Tue 24-May-16 14:14:29

I put this in the teenagers section by mistake.

My 10 year old DS1 is becoming increasingly destructive when he's unhappy.

He doesn't fly into a rage. It's all quite measured and controlled.

He will break pencils etc, rip up certificates, trophies he's won. This morning he managed to bend his noticeboard in two.

He's actually done this for a long time so I'm not sure why I'm blaming puberty but he's become increasingly emotional.

He's also packed a suitcase and tried to leave the house.

I don't know what to do. Is this his hormones or just bad behaviour.

I'm really conscious that he's nearly a teenager and is more or less stronger than me already. It can't continue.

He is well behaved at school.

If it is puberty, hormones etc, how do you draw the line between being understanding and not allowing him to run riot!

I'm making him pay for everything he breaks but difficult to do when it's a football trophy.


princessmi12 Tue 24-May-16 14:24:30

My DS2 used to pack his bag/suitcase when he got upset or felt he was unreasonably treated by me or sibling.
No, its neither just hormones or bad behaviour. It really is not normal to break things,you need to nip it in the bud.
I suspect something else going on.Hw is he getting on at school? Are you and his father together?

hiddengems Tue 24-May-16 17:55:25

Yes all together, normal family life, happy and doing well at school.

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