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I have a 5 year old who is hurting other kids. For example

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I have a 5 year old who is hurting other kids. For example he took a drill to a little boys head an ripped his hair out with it. When asked why he did it his response was cause. I am afraid he is gonna seriously harm someone. Putting him in time doesn't work. Should I take him to see someone.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.

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Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. I am very sorry that your son is having this level of aggressive behavior with his peers, I can understand how distressing this can be for you as a parent. Given that he does not respond to punishment, I would recommend that he start to begin therapy sessions with a Child Psychologist. May I ask, for how long has he behaved in this manner and are there any other symptoms/behaviors that should be noted?