This weekend he punched my middle son in the stomach, over not getting to play with a ball they had been tossing back and forth. On another occasion this weekend also, he punched my daughter in the face while I was driving, suddenly my daughter screamed that her nose was bleeding. She had a handful of blood and I had to give her a tissue to pinch her nose until I could safely pull over and find out what happened.
I am not sure what is triggering his angry reactions. I know me getting angry and reacting out of my anger towards his behavior will only add fuel to the fire.
He likes drawing and cooking, so there are times when I have him help me with dinner just to keep him separated from them, or I give him paper and pencil to draw at the kitchen table while they other two are doing something else.
I can't say he's like that all the time either. Many times he plays really well with them and they're getting along fine. Other times he quickly lets out this angry/aggressive side when something simple upsets him.
Have any of you experienced this? If so, what do you recommend that I could do to help him learn how to deal with his emotions? I certainly do not want him growing into a raging uncontrollable teen.