Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Anon | 2010-01-15



My son is 12 and he throws tantrums and is struggling with school work.

Expert's Reply



At the age of 12 years your son should not still be having temper tantrums. Theses are common in much younger children. He is also struggling with his school work.Is there any obvious cause that you can find such as a divorce in the family or other upsetting situation? If not he may have a formof ADD or even a form of epilepsy which can start like this. In the meantime treat his temper tantrums as you would with a younger child. Ignore them.No begging or pleading to stop.Just a firm 'Stop that!' If he does not listen send him to his room and close the door. He must not come out until he stops performing. He must say that he is sorry after each tantrum.If he does not listen and you cannot handle the situation it would be best to take him to see a child psychologist.

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