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.
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.
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?
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> 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.
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.
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.