Our 8 yo son is driving us nuts with his behaviour and nothing we do seems to be working. He lies, and is deceitful and was recently caught stealing (this was punished by grounding for 1 week with no tv, dessert, no riding bike or playing with friends, loss of pocketmoney, extra chores, had to write letter of apology and paid postage to return items).
His other behaviour is hitting or kicking his 3 yo brother when we can not see him. He is lazy and does not tidy his room but instead throws things behind boxes which I then find at a later date.
Lossing privledges doesn't seem to be working, and last night for the first time in years he was smacked for repeatedly back-chatting (which is another of his traits). This was the last straw for my DH and I as we are pulling our hair out to find something that works with him, and we don't usually smack our kids.
I am at the stage right now where I want to empty his room of all his toys and books until he can learn to be responsible and behave properly.
Can anyone PLEASE help? I dread knowing he is coming home from school as I know his back-chatting, and general bad behaviour will begin again.
And to top if off, at school he is an excellent student, and behaves beautifully for his teachers!!
Thanks for listening.
Mum to Jack 8, Zane 3 & Angus born 06//09/07