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We are having a really bad day.

(22 Posts)
kojackscat Mon 10-Aug-15 11:29:20

DS is in a really bad mood. so far he has stratched, spat, kicked, and headbutted me, and his dad and sister. He has even hurt the budgie.

He wont engage with any of the things that usually calm him down, so we have to keep picking him up and putting him in his room.

No idea why this has escalated today, but its horrid, and its been constant since he got up at 7am.

Owllady Mon 10-Aug-15 11:40:00

Would it help to go out?
Does he have a thing he can do?
(It's a specific dvd in our house)

I'm sorry things are so hard sad

BlackeyedSusan Mon 10-Aug-15 11:40:20

oh poor you. brew

how old is he?

PolterGoose Mon 10-Aug-15 11:51:25

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PolterGoose Mon 10-Aug-15 11:53:07

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kojackscat Mon 10-Aug-15 12:04:46

I want to take him out, but he is just not in a place to be calm enough. He keeps calming, then within 3 or 4 minutes, is kicking me again. I've tried to get food into him, or do some of his games/excersises, that usually help, but today they are having no impact.

I know he will get through it, but its been 5 hours now, and its driving me mad.
I have to go to work in 1 hour, and dread leaving DH and DD here to deal with him.

I have no idea what triggered all this, I guess it just could be the lack of structure of the summer holidays.
Visual timetable needed, I think but that means I have to think of lots of activities to do in advance to put on it.

kojackscat Mon 10-Aug-15 12:05:35

Susan, he is 6, almost 7.
And he starts a new school in September, so that is causing a lot of anxiety.

PolterGoose Mon 10-Aug-15 12:17:17

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kojackscat Mon 10-Aug-15 12:22:27

I like the idea of post its, much better than all the photgraphing, printing and laminating.

I havent used a visual timetable with him since nursery, but it feels like its needed again.
He is eating now, so I really hope that helps a bit.

PolterGoose Mon 10-Aug-15 12:28:20

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kojackscat Mon 10-Aug-15 12:53:50

I know, but dh said if he carried on calling us names he would lose screen time. We both know that isn't the best reaction, but sometimes we all say silly things.
He ate well and behaved during lunch, so we have told him that he has 'won' back tv. So he is now full up, and in front of the screen, so I really hope we are over the worst of it for the day.

Baddz Mon 10-Aug-15 13:08:52

Don't want you to think I am being idiotic, but do you think it could be the change in barometric pressure? (Weather)
I feel utterly awful ATM and it the weather.
Humid and close.
Maybe an idea?
Could he tolerate a fan?
Or stripping off?

PolterGoose Mon 10-Aug-15 13:13:22

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Baddz Mon 10-Aug-15 13:27:42

I am suffering at the moment polter.
Feel really quite ill with it

PolterGoose Mon 10-Aug-15 13:31:10

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Baddz Mon 10-Aug-15 13:34:00

Sounds just like my house polter!
Dr has put me on some tablets because every time I stand up I feel like I'm going to fall down!
Bleurgh.

PolterGoose Mon 10-Aug-15 13:36:26

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Baddz Mon 10-Aug-15 13:39:10

I am much the same this summer polter.
Have tried to just go with the flow a bit more this year...both boys quite happy to stay at home on screens and watching TV tbh
<bad mother emoticon> smile
Luckily my pils take them on trips which negates my gift somewhat!
My 12 year older particularly was so tired by the end of term. They cram too much in this last couple of weeks. I used to dread it when he was younger.

kojackscat Mon 10-Aug-15 15:25:19

The weather is indeed horrid, but I don't know if that is bothering him.
We went you to the garden centre, he was as good as gold and really enjoyed himself. As soon as we got home I turned to unpack the car, he had run into the house and hit dd.
She is quite justifiably pissed off.

PolterGoose Mon 10-Aug-15 15:38:13

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kojackscat Mon 10-Aug-15 16:10:18

Going out helps him. He needs to walk, run, and be a bit free rather than being cooped up indoors. He also loves nature, so exploring the plants and seeing the animals that the garden centre has is a favorite trip of his. Being indoors is bad for him. I'm at work now, and worried about what's going on at home.

Going to get the job done as fast as possible and rush back home. If it stops raining ill take him to the park or on a long walk.

BlackeyedSusan Mon 10-Aug-15 16:56:10

glad that you have had some relief.

ds loses computer time for misbehaviour. he can win it back for being good though.

he got taken home form his dads yesterday for being an absolute pain in the backside. (understandable) and lost the chance to play on his dad's mobile phone.

his dads place is completely empty and the garden was too dangerous to use. oh and it was filthy. his dad is just moving in, this is not a permanent state.

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