My normally lovely 9 year old boy is really struggling with anger issues. He is usually a polite, well mannered boy but currently isn't sleeping well and consequently has a short fuse. There are a couple of other boys in his class who like to wind him up and when he asks them to go away they carry on and taunt him and follow him and he gets more and more angry. I'm worried he will lash out and although we've talked about it a lot, he says he just can't help himself when he gets wound up like this. Any ideas? Is it just hormones starting? WWYD?
Not being bullied, he's a popular boy. There are a couple of other boys who do like to push it with him but at other times they are best mates! His father and I divorced 5 years ago and he's been remarried 3 years already and I've been with my partner since August. I was worried be might not be adjusting to me having a boyfriend when its been just me and him for many years - do to think that could be it?