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My friend son is 11..He is constantly onfacebook,phone watching

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My friend son is 11..He is constantly onfacebook,phone watching dirty pictures his classmades send,talks back and gets into fights at school.She took all his privelegies but it gets even wors.What she should do?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  proexpert37 replied 6 years ago. the boy an only child? Is the dad in the picture? How does he behave at school? What are his friends like? What are his grades like?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
he is 1 out of 3.The boy has a step father.At school talks a lot.Today someone push him,he cursed back and they decided to have a fight after school thank God We came before that.Grades are -82% on the test
Expert:  proexpert37 replied 6 years ago.
Hello...see how this works for your friend and her son. Since she has taken away things already and has punished him, flip the script and try focusing on the positive things that the son does. When a child is disciplined, the main goal is to teach and train your child how to obey rather than to punish. They must receive consistent and precise instructions with the same rules being enforced. They must be taught right from wrong, how to respect others, which behaviors are unacceptable and which are not, feel loved and self confident, and learn how to control their impulses. Try not to focus on the negative actions so much for a while. Reward, encourage, talk, listen, respect, and understand the child. He must be doing some things good. REALLY praise and reward him for those things no matter how big or small they may be. Of course he needs to be disciplined if he constantly breaks the rules. If he continues to manifest such disobedient behavior and it is getting really horrendous, he may have an oppositional defiance disorder that may be related to other factors such as ADHD, learning disabilities, or mood disorders like depression or bipolar disorders. His mom would then need to seek a thorough evaluation from a psychologist to diagnose the problem appropriately.
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