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Thank you for your question. Before providing suggestions, I have a few questions. First, how is his sleep since you noticed these behaviors? Second, is his school work being affected since being on his teacher's side? How long has it been since he had difficulty with being away from you? Has anything stressful occurred in his life recently? After your response, I would be able to provide some recommendations.
Hello, I am here for you and am happy to respond. I certainly understand and share your concerns. Children do not abruptly change their behavior, moods for no apparent reason. Saying he is bad and wants to die indicates that he may have experienced some trauma, abuse. Since you say things are the same, normal, at home, then I agree with your suspicions that something must have happened or be happening at school. I advise you to do several things. First, make an appt asap with your son's pediatrician, talk with him/her about what is going on and have him given a thorough examination for any signs of physical, sexual trauma. Next make an appt with the head of the school and his teacher(s) and discuss what is happening. Lastly, I would take your son to see a Play Therapist, not a child psychologist. Children that young express themselves easier. through play, rather that verbally. A skilled Play Therapist can work with your son and get to the bottom of this. ....continuing.....
Here is a link to the Association for Play Therapists where you may search for therapist where you live.
http://www.a4pt.org/directory.cfm I don't mean to alarm you, but I believe you need to take this very seriously. Let me know if I can answer any further questions for you. If not, I wish you and your son all the best, XXXXX XXXXX Eleanor
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