child wont let anything go out of the house
My sister's ten year old son has a real problem with new things coming into the house. When the swingset was old and not used anymore she tore it down and put it out for the garbage. Her son was really upset. She had to let him keep one of the swings. She replaced the carpet with hardwood and that didnt seem to bother him. Now she has replaced her sofa and loveseat with a new one. He is really, really upset. He has cried and sobbed and asked here not to make any more big decisions without talking to him. Her new sofa and loveseat arrived today and he says he will not sit on it. The old set is so ratty it needs to go in the garbage but she feels so guilty she is planning to keep it down in the rec room (where there is not the room). She mentioned buying new sheets for his bed and he said he will not sleep on them. She and her 13 year old daughter decluttered seven garbage bags of old toys while he was not home. I couldnt tell anything was gone but when he came home he noticed and threw a fit. This is a child who has two parents in the home, has lived in the same house since he was born, has an older sister, plays sports and does well in school. In general he is an all round great kid and is loved by family and friends. So why is this happening. Do you think it is a stage he is going through.