Antidote Self Control Calmness Peacefulness

"Take that!"

Dear Dr. Borba,

My husband and I are very concerned about our seven year old. Don't get me wrong: he's a good kid and does well in school, but he has such a quick temper! The littlest things seem to set him off. He gets himself so worked up and usually ends up lashing out at his brothers and friends. We're afraid he's going to hurt someone and get into serious trouble or lose his friends. Is there anything we can do to help him?

—Carol R., mom of three from Oklahoma City

Bad Attitude Act Out

"I can't lower my voice, Daddy. I'm mad!"

"Yeah I hit him. He deserved it!"

"Why aren't you pissed, Mom? He cut us off!"

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