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Our eight year old son is screaming everytime we ask him to

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our eight year old son is screaming everytime we ask him to do something. we would like to know how to respond
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 2 years ago.

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Hello, I am very sorry that your son is screaming like this, I can understand how distressing this can be for you. May I ask, for how long has he been doing this? Does he only scream with you, or does he tend to scream when any adult tells him to do things? Would you describe your son's behavior as someone who is defiant? Does he tend to throw objects or try to hit/kick you as well? Has he ever been seen by a Child Psychiatrist/Psychologist? Does he display any other behavioral issues?