What to do about my 8 year old son HELP!!!!

United States
April 17, 2009 2:35am CST
Ok thanks to a certain mylot member something has been brought to my attention. I will thank you again gotetet for starting the discussion you started. Ok I tease my 8 year old son and when I say tease I mean in a motherly harmless way I would never make fun of my kids. I tell him he is emo he just blows it off and is like " whatever mom" Now for those of you who do not know what EMO is its a really emotional person. And my son is very emotional. For some reason he is insecure. For what reason I am not sure. He requires a lot of attention and if he does not get as much as he feels like he should he pulls the " you dont love me anymore" or " you love sissy more than you love me" Sissy being my 2 year old daughter. Now I do not show favoritism with my kids what so ever. I buy for one I buy for the other I give one a hug the other one gets on also. But it seems like no matter what I do. I am being "unfair" or I lover her more than him. Is this just a phase he is going through or should I be concerned and take him to talk to some one? Is he screaming on the inside "fix Me I am Broke" Thanks again gotetet.
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@jillmalitz (5131)
• United States
17 Apr 09
In his mind you are favoring the other child. Older children sometimes go through this. My kids did the same thing. Do you make sure that after your 2 year goes to bed that you spend a little time just with him? He will get over it eventually. I don't see that you are doing anything wrong. Be patient.
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• Jamaica
2 Jun 12
hi sxrxnrr, I am interested in finding out how your son is doing now that he is 4 years older. Is he still jealous of his sister?