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What to do with a child  o f    8    years old with behavioral problems?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: More Info Needed

The term "behavioral problems is s very broad category so it's hard to give specific advice.
However, if there has been a recent change in the child's behavior it's always a good idea to talk to your primary care doctor to make sure there is not some physical problem. Also, check to see if something in your environment is contributing to the behavior problems.

In brief: More Info Needed

The term "behavioral problems is s very broad category so it's hard to give specific advice.
However, if there has been a recent change in the child's behavior it's always a good idea to talk to your primary care doctor to make sure there is not some physical problem. Also, check to see if something in your environment is contributing to the behavior problems.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Glen Elliott
A abrupt change in behavior, regardless of age, is always an important potential warning sign. It can be a result of physical, psychological, or environmental changes--or all the above. You are wise not to assume it's "just his age." Talking it over with a professional such as his pediatrician or perhaps his school counsellor would a great place to start.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: A good book

Buy and read the kindle book: parenting the kids according to a child psychiatrist.
It is only $5.95, you can read it in about one hour. It will make a big difference.

In brief: A good book

Buy and read the kindle book: parenting the kids according to a child psychiatrist.
It is only $5.95, you can read it in about one hour. It will make a big difference.
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Start with...

A good start might be to consult with your pediatrician to perhaps define the problem and begin work to help correct it.
Specialists may be needed, but sometimes a beginning is necessary.

In brief: Start with...

A good start might be to consult with your pediatrician to perhaps define the problem and begin work to help correct it.
Specialists may be needed, but sometimes a beginning is necessary.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Always difficult

Children respond to loving guidance better than punitive measures.
You should reserve strong language and physical actions for activity which might be dangerous. Otherwise you have a difficult challenge. Discuss with your pediatrician whether there is a physical cause. And then get recommendations for behavioral therapy which is a whole family problem. Good luck.

In brief: Always difficult

Children respond to loving guidance better than punitive measures.
You should reserve strong language and physical actions for activity which might be dangerous. Otherwise you have a difficult challenge. Discuss with your pediatrician whether there is a physical cause. And then get recommendations for behavioral therapy which is a whole family problem. Good luck.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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