cseitter Posted March 14, 2012 Share Posted March 14, 2012 Up until now I tried to think it was just a boy thing. But his t-ball coach and I talked after his practice today and now I am thinking differently. My DS is 5 (turned 5 in Nov and has a twin sister). He is very defiant and will do exactly what you tell him not to. I can't leave him in a room without him getting into something. I went outside just now and left him in the house when I came back in he had an entire glass of Hershey's syrup and was eating it with a spoon. He is very stubborn and doesn't want to do anything you ask unless it benefits him. You can see him thinking when you ask him to do something whether it would be better to take the consequence so that he can keep doing whatever he is doing. If you ask him to put down his bat (as in T-ball today) he will freak out and have a meltdown. With crying, whining the whole 9. If he wants to do it he is good as gold. Transitioning is horrible. If we have to leave to go somewhere and he doesn't expect it he will melt. Seperating him from his sister and he will melt and worry himself to death. Moving from one activity to another and he will melt. Totally addicted to TV and games. I have had him on "detox" where he can not watch any tv or play any games during the day and very limited in the evening if at all. He seems to be doing better with it but if I let him watch or play even just a little more and that is all I hear and he cries and begs for. He is a a very sweet kid. His probably the most inherently smart child I have. I just don't know how to get him to listen and do what he is asked. Time-outs don't work at all they actually make him worse. Does anyone have something similar with their child? Any advice? I know he is a young 5 and boys mature slower than girls but compared to the other homeschool boys on his t-ball team ages 4 and 5 he is much worse. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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