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help with 8 year old's behavioral problem

I have an 8 year old boy that is getting to the point that he may need professional help. He has attitude problems, talks back, is rude towards family, friends and even strangers. Will lock up when asked questions regardless who asks and gets very defensive and borderline angry when asked certain things or thinks he's in trouble. Does not talk openly with anyone unless he is in a good mood. Please help

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:14 PM on Jan. 24, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Trust your instincts and get professional help

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:31 AM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • ditto rkoloms

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 10:53 AM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • I third rkoloms. You are mom and you know your child better than anyone else.

    Is he also experiencing problems in school? Did something happen shortly before the attitude started such as a move, something that effected his home life?
    Cafe Jenn

    Answer by Cafe Jenn at 2:59 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

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