He cries when he loses his place in line...even when it's his fault. He becomes very angry and inconsolable when his teacher exercises appropriate consequences when he choses not to correct his behavior. He poorly handles losing any kind of competitive activity and he just doesn't seem to get the idea that "sometimes you win and sometimes you lose". Is this normal for an 8-year old boy? He'll soon be 8 but he still acts like a 5-year old.

asked 28 Jun '10, 20:50

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(28 Jun '10, 21:34) Tammy ♦♦

My 8yr old was the same way. We started talking alot to her about her actions and what will happen if she throws the fit or is a poor sport. We told her if she keeps up this behavior she will have no friends and wont have to worry about losing a game cause nobody will play with her any way. I know it seems harsh but it seems to be sinking in. I hope this helps


answered 29 Jun '10, 04:02

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+1 Mary - I think lots of kids need it spelled out to them that to have a friend, you need to be a friend worth having.

(30 Jun '10, 14:59) Neen
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