Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Not sure how to take this
    avatar
    ladylynx19 posted:
    My 7 year old son has a very wiggly tooth. Its at the point where one little yank and the thing would be out. Anyways, last night I was trying to convince my son the importance of getting that tooth out (since he no longer allows me to touch it) when he kneels down in tears and responds with "I'm a horrible kid" I instantly felt awful and hugged him reassuring him that he wasn't and had no reason to ever think that. Then of course I started feeling guilty and thinking things like "Maybe I tried pushing him too hard?" and "Do I make him feel like he's a horrible kid?" But then it made me think of young kids who committ suicide and I started to worry if he's depressed. How do I know if this little display is a cry of depression or the masterworkings of a 7 year old who knows what to say to get a parent to back off? I just don't want to ignore this if it could be something that needs further attention. FYI, he's normally a very happy kid but can be quite dramatic when he's mad or sad. Just curious if this is normal behavior for others the same age or if its something I need to seek professional help for. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!!
    Reply
     
    avatar
    Nyana responded:
    My daughter is going through somewhat the same thing with my 7 year old grand daughter but she tells her " I just can't do anything right" and then goes running off to her room to flop onto her bed and stare at the ceiling for an hour,her pediatrician said that it is an emotional growth issue and to encourage as much as possible without crossing into giving in on discipline for other things and to seek a once a month counseling session if it persists more than six months there may be an underlying issue that no sees.


    Spotlight: Member Stories

    I have been on this board about 3 years. DH and I have one DS, my miracle baby born when I was in my mid-40s. I had a post-partum DVT 2 weeks after hi...More

    Helpful Tips

    Cut the School Morning Rush
    Rushing my kids comes to no good end. They get slower. Things get forgotten. The more we rush-the later and more stressed the morning ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    10 of 19 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.