July 29, 2008 3:50pm CST
My 10 yr old boy has quite a bad tempter sometimes (gets it from my father). he can control it and I suppose sometimes he is no different to any other boy. What i need to try and teach him is not to bite when people wind him up on purpose etc. He does know he has a tempter and doesn't like it, and as he is getting older he is more understanding about it. He is going into yr 6 (last year at primary school ) and i have just been told that most of the naughty boys are in his class. His report this year was below average and said that he gets easily led and interfees in thnigs that don't cconcern him ( we do have the interfeeing problem at home and are always telling him not to interfer or back chat when we are telling his brother or sister off) We have had a long chat tonight as at footy training, one of the boys was being nasty to him, so he put his foot up at him (this boy knows how to make my son bite) the coach did take him to one side and told him to irgnore him. I have said to him to ignore people when they do things like this as people watchnig only see one side of what happens. Do any of you know of an anger managment book for children we can read together (I'm in England) I'm deeply worried for him, espically when he moves up to secondary school. Any help greatly received. We do treat all the children the same, and the 10 yr old is a sweet caring boy and I love him to bits.
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29 Jul 08
I have a bad temper too and i get it from my father.. i don't know what they would do for 10 year old boy.. I wouldn't know what they would do.. I do know what they did for me they put me on meds and sent me to a therapist.. I go to a therapist every two weeks now and i take 4 different medications..
30 Jul 08
i have a 10 year old boy also with anger issues i have put him in karate and it has worked wonders. he is taught self control,respect for others,goals and how to change his attitude when he starts to get upset. he learns it is ok to get mad but lashing out is not ok. he has been in there for three months now and he has totally changed. he isnt the same boy he was three months ago.
30 Jul 08
Poor kid, he must be confused too. I really dont know what to say, maybe look up the internet and get help. If you could get him to go to yoga classes and meditation classes ,Im sure he will come out of this shinning. Yoga gives one spiritual energy along with meditation. Please give it a try. It works wonder and in India from where it has originated, it is a plus point for all, specailly with little kids who have anger problems. Talk to his yoga teacher of his problem too. I hope this helps. All the best dear. I know what you must be going too.