Behaviour change

3 to 7 years

Created by Sumit Awasthy
Updated on Oct 08, 2015

Hello parents, I have a 6 year old son and there is a sudden change in his behaviour recently. He has started hitting and using bad words. The worst of it his interactions with girls in his class where he feels they are his girlfriends. I am not sure this is normal but is definatly disturbing. We have been talking utmost care of what all he watches on any media but still have not been able to figure out the reason for a sudden behaviour change. I need advise from all of you in order to deal with such situation. Thank you

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| Oct 08, 2015

Thank you shikha batra for such a precise explanation... much appreciated... I am also in a stong belief that he is getting influenced with the choice of company he has made. Hopefully we will be able to alter his behaviour (the way it should be)soon.

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| Oct 08, 2015

Hi Sumit Awasthy! This sudden change could be a cause of concern and might bring further changes in his behavior towards family members as well as frequent complaints from school and lack of interest in studies. What is required is to be keep a watch on his everyday schedule, who his friends are, are they quite older to him say 5 or 6 years old. If possible observe what they discuss. Also talk to him and try and find out after discussion with him any recent change in his friends circle at school or at home. who his close friends are,what does he do in his leisure time and so on. Please avoid nagging him as he might either not reply or lie to u. You could talk while u take him on a long drive or whike a walk towards an ice cream parlor. Make sure it's between father and son,though u could duscuss it with yr wife later separately. Also if possible just take a sense of what's going on rather than giving yr inputs and passing judgements. Only if he listens to u, will u be able to help him differentiate between what's considered good and appropriate and what should be avoided. Try and spend more time with yr kid,reduce screen time and if u r sure this behavior change is due to bad company,explain why is it important for him to have new friends. I am sure Sumit with yr intervention, working on the bond that u share with him, u will be able to bring him back on track. All the best!

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