Ok so i have some concerns about my 7 year old Son.
A bit of history: His dad and i split up when he was 1.5 year old. He sees him every fortnight and thats all fine. I met my DH 3.5 years ago when he was 4 and his behaviour improved dramatically, he stopped hitting and screaming at me and listening to my DH and I. So the male role model was fantastic for our little family. DS is quite mature and sensible and grown up for his age compared to other kids his age at school.
We had a baby 10 months ago and i am 28 weeks pregnant and My son absolutely adores his baby brother and unborn sister, i sit with and talk with my DS often to make sure hes not feeling left out or sad about anything and he says he's fine and Having his baby brother is the best thing in the world etc etc.
DS struggles at school as he lacks concentration and confidence no matter what we try or say or if the teacher separates him from other kids. Hes behind in some areas/ most areas. He never completes his school work but is good at reading and working out maths in his head.
His speech he had help with in kindy and has a little help with it now because its often mumbled and he speaks too fast to get his words out.
He often thinks kids don't like him and often says he thinks so and so doesnt like him so he stops playing with that group. He always thinks hes being bullied because someone doesnt want to play the same game etc.
He has a few friends but seems to cling with one or two at a time, and really hates one kid in particular and will talk about him everyday about how much he doesnt like this kid.
Tonight and on other occasions randomly he has said that he hates how he looks or hates how his smile looks or how his face is.
If hes in trouble and has been told off (always calm) he says he hates himself and will sometimes hit himself in the head, and last night he wrapped a piece of cotton around his fingers to try hurt himself.
He is very sensitive, will cry at the word no, or if Told he cant play playstation or watch cartoons or have a snack. he gets embarrassed or will hide his face when seeing people he hasn't seen for a while or will come off a bit rude because of his shy hellos.
These things arent all new and have been around for a while but more recently they all seem to be coming together.
He is a very very well behaved, polite and helpful child, and everyone comments on how helpful and polite he is.
There are a few more things but i cant think of them now.
Does your 7 year old behave this way? I just have no idea about what normal 7 year old behaviour is.