I have a 5 year old son and lately he has been having anger issues.

Shannon - posted on 10/14/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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lately my son has been very angery. he will start screaming and yelling and jumping up and down over the littlest things. It has gotten worse since he started kindergard. we have tried everything from spanking, time out and just trying to calmly talk to him. he refuses to tell us what is making him so mad. any suggestions?

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Laura - posted on 10/14/2009

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Have you talked to your pediatrician about this? Anger issues can be a symptom of other problems, such as ADHD and depression. I am not saying your child has either of these conditions, just giving examples.

Jan - posted on 10/14/2009

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My son gets angry kind of easily, too, and complains alot. I just don't have a clue!! He has been like that more ever since he started school, too. He's in 3rd grade and comes home with a slightly different attitude than when he went. I am gonna read an article by James Dobson on anger, and I'll let you know what he says. I really need to take some parenting classes again! It's frustrating. I feel your pain!!! I don't think I'll keep him in school (public, anyway) past 5th grade (junior high starts in 6th) because of the influence.

Keneesha - posted on 10/14/2009

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I wish I had some fool proof advice, but all I have is a shared experience. My son started kindergarten this year and he has almost been a tyrant. His behavior in class and at home is making me wonder whether or not I will need to get him some professional help because I've tried all your reponses to his attitude as well. My mother says it's part of growing up, if that's the case I guess we'll both just have to wait out the issues with love, like the terrible two's and the many other stages they'll go through.

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