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Smirking at the younger dcs

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Cobblersandhogwash Fri 17-Jan-20 18:43:49

My ds1 (14) smirks and sniggers at my younger dcs (12, 10 and 7) whenever they speak at meal times.

Obviously, they take a bit of time to say what they want to say but often end up in tears or upset because ds1's behaviour.

I have told him off. I have explained to him how demoralisinv it is for dcs confidence. How we listen to him when he wants to speak without smirking.

He doesn't care.

He'll just go to his room, smash up a laundry basket or a plastic storage box.

I don't enjoy being his parent. I think he's showing cruel and bullying traits that I can't seem to eradicate.

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Cobblersandhogwash Fri 17-Jan-20 18:45:44

His response is often, "I'm stronger than you. What are you going to do about it?"

He weight trains and it's true, he is very strong. But what does he think - we are going to wrestle over it?

Sometimes I think he's weight training so he can feel powerful over us and cow us.

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Sally872 Fri 17-Jan-20 18:47:22

I would say grow up ds1. Then turn to other child and say "your brother is being rude, please ignore him and continue your story"
Then try to give him as little attention as possible. Sounds hard.

ReallyLilyReally Fri 17-Jan-20 19:04:32

Id take his weights/stop paying for his gym pass until he starts behaving better.

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