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wits end January 19, 2013 at 02:33 AM
Hollie can you help me please? My son is a brat. Yes, I said it. He constantly has tantrums, yells, swears and gives me and my husband a hard time. We try not to give him his way all the time but he freaks out. He has started even destroying the house, kicking doors, punching walls, breaking anything in site even his younger brothers toys. We can't even have people over because we are so embarrassed. I tried to get him to the doctors but he won't go. I called his school and they tell me he is not a problem there and they haven't noticed any outbursts or issues with him. What do I do. We have punished him, and taken away privelages, but nothing has seemed to work. My husband has even hit him ( in a fatherly way, please no rude comments about this) but nothing works. My son just acts like a twit. He hasn't always been that way. It started about 6 months ago. He is just 16 this month. I have asked other people and no one knows what I should do. My younger son has started coming in our room at night because he is having nightmares about his brother. I don't want to be one of those parents who didn't do something or turned a blind eye. What would Hollie do?
Hollie Gonzalez January 20, 2013 at 08:43 PM
Hello Wits end, You know I read this question a few times. I really don't think that I am the right person for you to come to with this. In my honest opinion I would tell you to seek professional help. I can understand your not wanting to be one of those parents who didn't do something, so you need to go to a trained profesional here. It sounds like something may have triggered his behavior recently. Was there an episode that happened lately? Did something happen in your family life? You really have to dig deep here and between you and your husband, you need to get him somewhere fast. Even if you have to trick him and tell him you are taking him to his favorite store or something. But at all costs, I wouldn't wait, especially where his behavior has escalated and there is another child in the house who is obviuosly affected by this.
Kerry January 23, 2013 at 12:45 AM
I have also recently heard rumors about a gun shop in Tewksbury. Have sent a question in to Bill G to see if he can get information out in the Patch about it to inform the public.....
Kerry January 25, 2013 at 07:18 PM
Ughhh - the Town Crier just confirmed there is a gun store (although called something else). JUST what this town needs......
Cecil Moore January 25, 2013 at 08:08 PM
Kerry, A new business comes to town and "ughhh" it doesn't meet your standards of approval? So based on your assessment of "just what this town needs" are we better off with more empty storefronts? Maybe we should establish a "Puritan & Ethical standards review board" who can approve just what this perfect pure God fearing town can have for business. Grow up and step down from your high horse. Business is what this town needs to maintain our schools, pay off our debts, provide police, fire, and municipal services. When the coffers are full, all debts have been paid, and we have extra dollars to waste, maybe then we can have the privelage , of which you have already assumed, to be selective of what business' we will allow. Until then, we have obligations which must be met.

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