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Taming Your Child's Aggression

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Understanding how to respond and minimize your child’s aggression can teach him or her how to communicate positively and help curtail future outbursts.

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Taming Your Child’s Aggression
Some aggressive behavior is a typical part of child development, especially between the ages 3-9. A limited vocabulary, poor emotional regulation, and poor coping skills, along with a child’s growing independence, can cause communication frustration.

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Taming Your Child’s Aggression
Does your child kick, scream, or bite when angry or when playing with others? Kristen Abbondante, Ph.D., with Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health, explains where your child's aggression comes from and how to manage it without losing your cool.

About Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health

The Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinic is comprised of experienced professionals who provide your family with the support and guidance that your child needs for a wide range of challenges such as:

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • School Problems
  • Anxiety/Worry/Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Bedtime Problems and Sleep Disorders
  • Following Instructions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Phobias
  • Enuresis (Wetting the bed/pants)
  • Eating Disorders

Appointments can be scheduled for any of our Behavioral Health Clinic locations by calling (402) 498-3358.