Some of these behaviors are common, but certainly sound extreme enough to not be considered "normal" behavior. I would take him to a Therapist and try to figure out what is triggering his anger. It could also just be hormones and a rebellious attitude gone far out of control. Either way something needs to be done. I would try talking to him about how his behavior effects you, and how he needs to care about his future. As for TV and Xbox, take them away. I know he didn't pay for them, and those things should be earned. If he wants to act like a little hoodlum then he can sit in his room alone with nothing to do until he shapes up.View Thread
You pointed out the problem yourself: when she is tired or hungry she gets cranky. So make sure she isn't left wanting. Try talking to her about how what she said was very hurtful and that that isn't the proper way to respond. She's so young, I'm sure she just has trouble expressing herself.View Thread
I agree with above statement, hitting/yelling/losing your cool will never help control your child. If anything it will just give her an excuse to further rebel against you: "My mom is crazy and is always yelling at/ hitting me."View Thread
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