This is a first for us, he’s never been too concerned about the damage he’s caused and what others would think of it. But now that he’s getting older, he’s worried what his friends will think. He mentioned last night that his friends would laugh at him when they saw his room because of the damage he’s done. I really felt sad for him, it’s not like he can learn from this and not break things again, we both know that this is out of his control, as much as he doesn’t want to do it, he just can’t stop himself.
We’ve tried giving him things to punch that are harmless, but it just doesn’t work, in order for him to feel better, he has to break something valuable. If you as a parent has figured out how to handle this with your own child, I’m open for suggestions.
The night didn’t finish there. About 15 minutes into bedtime, he came to me looking desperate. When I asked what was wrong, he just broke down and cried, he said he felt like his whole family was sad and even his stuffed animal was giving him sad looks. I reassured him that we’re all good and he would too, after these feeling passed.
Once I tucked him, seeing him smile again, it left me with one thought, is my son cycling??