3 yr old aggression issues

Sara - posted on 05/21/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have three kids the oldest is 7yrs, then 3 yrs, and 8 months is my youngest. My 3 yr old has some major aggression issues. He is constantly hitting, pinching, and even sometimes biting. My daughter (the 7yr old) is a constant target of his anger even if she did nothing to him he will take being upset out on her. I can't ever leave him alone in the same room with the baby cuz I'm not sure what he will do to him. I have tried all I know to try, we even got help from a specialist for a while. He is a very good kid and has a lot of love in him...but he needs to learn to curb the anger and agression. Does anyone have any advice that may have worked for them or someone else?

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Cherish - posted on 05/22/2010

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Hi,
Does he have any developmental problems?
Is he aggressive when he is mad only?
Does he talk?
Did you ask him why he is mad?

Jennifer - posted on 05/21/2010

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Does he get any alone time with you or his father. Sometimes, kids act like that because they feel they aren't getting enough attention. It's really hard, I know when you have 3 kids to spend alone time with them (I have 3 kids too), but maybe he needs a little more. I have definately found that out with my oldest. He communicates more, and behaves much better, when we spend one on one time. Sometimes, if I have to go to the store to grab one thing, I'll take him along and leave the other two with my husband or we will set up a special day where I have the other two head ot grandma's and I will just take him.

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