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What do you do about a child who cuts himself out of anger?

He is 11 and says that he is cutting himself because his little brother (8) gets him in trouble.

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Asked by jlpat9 at 7:31 PM on Nov. 11, 2008 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • Seek help now

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:34 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • deffinitely get him help

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:37 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • get him some help asap. thats not healthy.

    Answer by Mommy2B04 at 7:41 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • Get that boy some help. Individual and family therapy!! Not only does he need help but the family will need help as well.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:42 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • You need to get help for him ASAP. This is a sign of some serious emotional disturbance.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:50 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • Honey, please take him to a psychologist ASAP, if you do not have insurance our schools have Psychologists for a free evaluation. My son is a sad kid at times and on top of the world at other times. His teacher has already forewarned me that these children are the types that might "cut" in order to "hide" their pain when it doesn't convenience their family members.

    Answer by Gigi1969 at 2:24 AM on Nov. 12, 2008

  • seek some help NOW

    Answer by jodi205 at 7:58 AM on Nov. 12, 2008

  • Run, don't walk your son to the nearest therapist as soon as you can. Cutting is just one in a long line of symptoms of what could potentially be a serious mental health issue. As hard as it may be for you to deal with, put yourself in his. If he ends up needing to be on medication, encourage him to take it, then make sure that he does. There is a light in the tunnel, you just need to get him on the road towards finding it.

    Good luck

    Answer by frostybelle at 10:12 AM on Nov. 12, 2008

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