I have an 8 year old boy. He is my second son (his brother is 14 years old and he has a 9 year old step-sister). I love him dearly, but he is driving me insane. He argues about everything with me, his step-father, his real father, siblings, cousing, everyone! I just had a parent/teacher conference and the teacher says that he argues with her some, but argues with his classmates often, which makes kids not want to play with him. I have tried talking to him, but he acts like he doesn't care or starts arguing that he isn't doing anything wrong *sigh*. He also has tantrums about how no one loves him. I always tell my kids I love them, at least twice a day (before school and at bedtime). I am very affectionate and spend all my time with them. He has breakdowns about other things too. Like yesterday, I made him change his shirt because the shirt he had on had a stain on it. He broke down crying and saying people won't like his because his shirt was ugly (it was gray and said GAP across the front on blue). After I picked him up from school, he said one of his friends isn't friends with him because of his shirt and another supposedly threatened to beat him up because his shirt was so ugly. This today, he again brought up about how kids hated him because of his ugly shirt. I don't know what to do anymore. My only possible answer is that his testosterone levels are high (he is going through early puberty and we are seeing a doctor tomorrow about this). Could this be why? Is there anything else going on with him? I love him but there are times I can't deal with being around him because it is tiring arguing with him so much. Thanks for any advice!