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My 7 year old daughter has a behavior problem. she is driving me bananas. she behaves well in school and with friends all day and is a general pain in the butt most of the time at home. she does not listen and has outbursts of screaming at the top of her

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
If : If you think your child has a behavioral problem, the sooner it is addressed, the better for all of you! you may want to call your daughter's doctor to discuss her behavioral issues. They may be able to suggest some solutions or may suggest seeing a developmental or behavioral specialist. Sometimes finding a specialist in your area can be a very difficult task. I don't personally know anyone in your area, but two ways you can look into it are to ask your daughter's doctor for a referral or to call your daughter's insurance company to see which child psychiatrists take her insurance. Doing both can help narrow the field. From there, sometimes you just have to meet people to see who your daughter "clicks" with and who you feel most comfortable with. Doctors have different styles that work for different people and sometimes it just takes a little sleuthing to figure out who is going to work best for your family. Good luck!
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Set limits: Maybe it's time to set limits at home. Rewards for good behavior. Punishment in form of taking away privileges for unacceptable behavior. Also make sure that you and your husband are of one mind in handling her. Children are experts at causing trouble when they can't get their way.

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