Wow I'm so glad I have found this forum, I was really close to giving up hope.
My son is 7 and his behaviour at home is getting worse and worse and I don't know where to turn to get help.
He has been referred to the hospital however the school don't seem to think there is anything up, apart from he cannot manage his emotions so I doubt I will get any support there.
Only this morning I was screamed and shouted at I can honestly say I do not know why he screamed "don't you dare talk to me like that" and then proceeded to throw some food at me. He wont do as he is told, throws himself around screeching and crying going so red in the face.
I don't like to see my friends and their children as I get so anxious about how he is going to act.
He is constantly picking on his 3 year old brother.
My partner just says we have spoilt him but I know my own son and this is not solely down to him being spoilt.
We also have no support from family etc so we literally never have a change to unwind and gather our thoughts.
he also does this very very high pitched scream as he knows how much it winds me and his dad up, I feel like my ears will burst and he just smiles and laughs after.
There is so much more I could put on here however, I feel just talking to other parents etc will hopefully help me feel a little better.
Also has anyone carried out a parenting course and could they point me in the right direction.
Hi, I understand that this is a difficult and troubling situation. I know it must be frustrating that the school did not seem to take the issue seriously, however a school is not a trained medical professional and if he's been referred to a hospital then a proper result seems more likely. Not being about to control emotions and extreme behaviour are issues that need to be dealt with you've done great to be so pro-active. I'm sure you've tried all sorts of discipline, the most important part of discipline is to be consistent. We have online parenting courses on our website here, you can find more of our services here. You could contact Young Minds, they're an organisation that helps families in a similar situation to yourself, you can call them on 0808 802 5544. You may find it helpful to read our articles on child behaviour. If you feel you need further support please e-mail us at or call our freephone helpline on 0808 800 2222.