Last resort, we are really struggling with out 8 year olds behaviour. He’s such a loving a caring kid, however he is attitude is disgusting towards mum & dad. I’ve asked the teacher at school if there’s anything going on, they say he doesn’t play out and would rather do the dishes. Not sure if it’s avoiding going out. He is so rude and just does not seem to care about his actions or the way he speaks to us. Literally at the end of our tether. We’ve tried the sit down chats, the explaining what’s he’s done wrong, even started writing a diary so he could put his feelings down.... nothing seems to be working. Please help!
Hi, I understand that this is a difficult situation. Maybe if he's avoiding going out during breaks and having bad behaviour, he could be avioding bullies, you could ask him if anything has changed recently or if anything has happened at school. If you're worried about his behaviour then you could discuss it with your GP. You may find it helpful to read our articles on childhood behaviour. If you feel you need further support please e-mail us at or call our freephone helpline on 0808 800 2222.