I have a 11-year-old boy who is very troublesome. I love my first born child but he’s very disrespectful, doesn’t like to take bath to stay clean, cries at you when you talk to him, and his school is also trouble, he comes home late every day.
Where can I find a school that can help me and my child?
Hi Mqasana –
I can’t tell enough from your letter, but it sounds possible that your son has an actual emotional disorder. The disrespect and hating baths are nothing out of the ordinary (both are true of me!), but his crying worries me more.
I’m thinking less that he needs a new school than that you should ask if his current school if they have a counselor, and if not, if they can recommend one. You might also consider taking him to a doctor to see if there’s anything physically wrong with him.
All kids go through rough phases, and eleven is a common age for boys to be problems. But please find out if anything else is going on. If so, there might be some treatment that can help him. And if not… I don’t think it’s a new school that you want, but rather maybe a family therapist to help him grow through this phase.
Thanks and good luck!