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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: tasha | 2004/02/16

Q.

sensitive

My son 7 is very sensitive and cries easilly about everything. I'm a single mother and broke up with his father when he was 2 and we had very bad fights in front of him and he remembers it. He is also very impatiant. Sometimes I will also scream at him when he doesnt listen, I don't give him hidings. He doesn't concentrate very well at school and likes making jokes to get friends, he is very bothered about having friends. Do you have advice for me, how to work better with him and be a better mother for my child
Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I wish it was an easy problem to solve. Children find 90% of their security and sense of self worth at home. You cannot change what has happened, but you need to realize that neither can your child. You both will have to accept it and make the most of the future. You will need patience and understanding for the difficulties that he experiences. Loving your child does not mean that he gets everything he wants, it often means the complete opposite. Firm, constant love with unquestionable acceptance, lots of devoted time and guidance is all that I can suggest. You may benefit from visiting a child pschychologist for additional practical advice.

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