Hi, KitShortly before I moved out, DS (who was 5 at the time) gave me a tearful list of words he never wanted to hear again - the F-bomb was one, along with derogatory terms for women beginning with a B and a C, plus die, dead, and kill. DS has been in therapy for close to a year, primarily for anxiety, but he has made some statements regarding his sense of self-worth. He has been doing much, much better, and his therapist no longer believes regular sessions are needed. Here is what helped him, which I pass along as things to consider for your own little boy:1) Martial arts or swimming lessons. My DS hated karate, but loves swimming. It's relaxing and it's really clicked for him in the last year, which is very typical for 5-6 year olds, but really fosters a sense of achievement. 2) Acting as a brother. My DS really enjoys reading to his younger sister. Again, there's a sense of achievement in doing something nice for her that she can't do for herself. 3) Structure and predictability. Same breakfast, same TV show, same timing every day he's with me. 4) At my house, we use a token/reward system to reinforce good behavior. 5) As silly as it sounds, we have a kids' meditation book that we read every night he is with me. He requests it! It has simple, positive messages - "I am safe," "I am happy," "I am special," etc. As I'm not sure about the protocol for mentioning a specific title/author, you can PM me if you want that information. I hope things continue to get better for your little boy - I am confident they will!