Well as the post says. I have an 11 year old son. Started secondary school last July so is currently in year 7. He had a great time at Primary and seems to be enjoying Secondary. This evening he came home very upset and grabbed his Primary School memories box which has his class autographed shirt, sweatshirt, first and last day photos and other things inside, he proceeded to throw the box in the bin. I questioned if he really wanted to do it. He said, just destroy it. Burn it. Do whatever because I don't need these anymore. I am quite shocked. Should we have a mass bonfire and destroy or should I be persuading him to keep these precious items. Advice please!
I would quietly rescue the items from the bin and hide them.
Then try to find out what in earth has been going on to provoke the outburst. Actual disposal (which could be ceremonial burning) is a decision that should be made when calm. And he sounds anything but that right now.
Thanks for the advice folks. Memory box safely retrieved and hidden in my room. Yes, a chat is definitely needed but he is extremely upset at the moment. Hasn't eaten any dinner this evening. Now upset in his bedroom. I will go upstairs in a little while and attempt to chat with him.