Define out of control! Has he always been difficult? Is it a recent development? Have there been changes in the home or school that may contribute to his behavior? Have you ever tested for food allergies? As you can tell, there are lots of ways to respond to an "out of control" question, but without specifics, your best bet is to go to the local library and read as much as you can about child development and parenting. Or you can discuss resources with your pediatrician. Try everything...retain what is good. So much depends on your parenting Skills and Style, your child's nature (genetics) plus the general environment. Also, check out the Creative Discipline group on CM.
at 10:40 PM on Jan. 2, 2009