I have a 7 year old that's getting out of control. Its been getting worst and worst every month. It started out with little fibs and to just out right lies. And now cussing, fighting, and refusing to do anything an adult asks.
For Example: I saw him trip my 2 year old and laugh about it while I was in the kitchen. I asked why he tripped his little brother, and he said "that he didn't do it. He fell by himself." So I told him that I saw him do it from the kitchen and I wanted to know why he did it. He then responded that "it was an accident, and that he didn't see the baby." So I made him sit in time out for 15 minutes.
And then more recently, he's been cussing in school! And I mean F-Bombing it everywhere, so the teacher tells me. (And I do not cuss! I think it's ignorant and shows how out of control you are.) Once again I asked him who and where he learned it from. Once again he lies, says he just knew the words or he read it in his book (which is Charlotte's Web, I don't think so...) I so made him write out "I will not cuss in school anymore." 100 times.
And then today in school he got in trouble for throwing scissors at another kid! And if that wasn't enough, he was F-bombing it again on the bus! The bus driver had to pull over and demanded him to get to the front of the bus and he refused! The bus driver told me he was now running 15 minutes late because of the incident. I don't know what to do.
I've tried everything! I know many people say it but I mean it! I have the Nanny 911 book and the Super Nanny one. I've tried charts to show progress and when it got to a certain point he would be rewarded. I've tried Extra allowance. I've done time outs, writing sentences, taking everything away (his room just has a bed and a dresser.) it just seems like he doesn't care. I've taken him to a "Family Therapist," I've done everything you can imagine. Someone please help me...
I think my last choice would be boarding school