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I have a son who is 8 years old with such a wonderful personality and humour. But lately he seems to be doing the very opposite of what I ask, he doesn’t remember what he learnt at school, seems not care about the time and moves in a very slow pace when doing anything. I am worried about him and would appreciate any suggestions to help my 8 year old son.

Posted by anon 21/06/2013

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  • It’s just the age, and been at school he see wat other kids do

  • I would make an appointment with a paediatrician first thing and take it from there

  • its a phase, my 10yr old is doing it at the moment, I take privileges off him till he can show that he has learnt from the mistake

  • Has something upset him recently at school Talk to him

  • Clearly its something u need to discuss with him

  • Definitely talk to him, and see if anything is going on that hes not telling you about. Take him to the beach or park and spend some one on one time together to see if he’ll open up. Hope things have improved.

  • Talk to him and spend some time with him alone

  • Is there something behind his actions? I would want to have a talk and see if there is anything going on at school.

  • Do u think something like bullying is goin on at school?

  • Not uncommon in prepubescent boys, but if you are concerned have a chat with your GP

  • Have you tried sitting down having a one on one conversation with him to make sure there isn’t a reason behind it like being bullied at school, feeling left out etc he must be down and rebelling for a reason find out what’s bothering him, and good luck tell him to keep his chin up, :-D

  • maybe he’s just bored or something is distracting/upsetting him at school. try to talk to him openly and encourage him to learn in different ways. if you are concerned about his health seek medical attention xo hope this helps

  • Always talk to him first before going to a Dr. It might be as simple as he had a fight with his friend, by speaking openly with him you can then decide whether he needs to see a professional or not :)

  • Maybe take him out and spend some time with him. He is getting older and his personality will change.
    Has something upset him maybe at school ?
    If you have fun with him you might find he will open up to you.

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