I have a 6-year-old son and an 8-year-old daughter. She is constantly being pinched, pushed, shoved, kicked and her hair is pulled by him. This is amongst a consistent flow of put downs and always being called stupid and other demeaning comments. This is constant, particularly every waking hour and I am going out of my mind.
My son is quite hyperactive and we do try to give them equal attention but no matter what we have tried, he continues to make her life a living hell. She regularly cries to me, begging us to take him to the police.
We are at our wits' end!
Nothing works, e.g. smacking, yelling, thinking spot etc.
He has started seeing a child psychologist recently but if anything, he has become worse. I took him to see a pediatrician to evaluate him for ADHD but it's only in the infant stages of diagnosis but will see the pediatrician again next mnth.
He is totally out of control and listens to nothing. He has become rude and disrespectful. He really was a star baby and the sweetest little darling boy up until approximately the age of 5.
This year he is regularly getting into trouble at school for rudeness and bullying also.
There have been no major changes to instigate this behavior. I am at a total loss. I feel as though I have tried just about everything and to no avail.
We are desperate. Any ideas or advice is most welcome and appreciated.