I am 22 so I am about your age but unfortunately I dont have any children. Perhaps your son is looking for love/attention. A male role model could also help. Do you have any 1-on-1 time with your son? It doesnt sound like he is stealing through necessity(sp) which is what makes me think its more of a psychological need rather than a physical one. Try a bit of 1-on-1 time without his sister. It wouldnt have to be major stuff but just spending the time together. Perhaps talking, playing a game or maybe some arts/crafts.
I hope this helps
Lyn has made some really good points there Hello-Kitty. (It probably helps being a mother and all that! lol) This really isnt your fault. There are loads of different forums here that you can look to for advice and we are all really friendly... we dont bite! We are just a collection of people supporting each other and helping each other. Not professionals of any kind. I like Lyn's idea of a boys club as well. Is there some after-school clubs he could join perhaps? Team sports are always good.
Keep you chin up
Post Edited (ShynSassy) : 5/27/2007 11:41:37 AM (GMT-6)
Thank you for the replies. My son is going to boy scouts when he turns 8, its a big deal with my church that he does go. My son brought home a snake a few nights ago, and I let him keep it, its a garter snake so I dont mind it. I helped him make it a nice big home and we're gonna go find food for it today. He's really enjoying it, and I am too, but the other neighbor kids are jealous and terrible to my son and are trying to steal it from him. I really think the kids from where I live is a big factor in the way he has been acting, they cuss ALL the time, talk about vulgar things and sexual stuff. They fight til one is bleeding to death. I have told them off many time and they throw garbage at my windows and door. I know you think I should move, but Im on low income because all I get is disability and welfare for my kids, and these are the only apartments around that take low income people. I try to take my kids to other places during the day to keep them busy and keep them around healthy stuff. I just wish these kid's parents would actually stop getting drunk and actually be a parent to them, these kids are up ALL night. And the parents act worse then their kids if you tell them to control there kids. I feel like I'm at a dead end. I suffer so much from depression and anxiety and these people aorund me are not helping.
Well we are off to church here soon and I'm going to talk to my bishop about this counciling thing, so wish me luck that they approve it so we can get the help we need without having to worry about money. Thank you so much for the support and listening to me. Have a great day.
Hi Hello Kitty,
Here is a great site on ADHD in children it is from the National Institute of Mental Health so you cant really get much better than that. See if this helps any... http://www.nimh.nih.gov/healthinformation/adhdmenu.cfm also here is one on ADD http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001551.htm
Something that you mentioned earlier in one of your posts caught my eye was that you said his father was "schizo"...did he have an actual diagnosis of Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective disorder, do you know? The reason I ask is that these type of disorders can be hereditary as is mood disorders, depression, ADHD and any other type of mental illness. In children they often can start out as "acting out" and change in behavior. Early intervention and detection is very important. Keep fighting the system for your child.
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