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The Better Behavior Show with Dr. Nicole Beurkens

Jul 19, 2021

This weeks question is from Shante,

“My 7-year-old son stomps, screams, yells and constantly says, ‘I hate you mom, you’re so mean.’ I tell him to use other words to express what about me is mean. Should I tell him to go to his room? How do I get him to stop doing this all the time, even when he’s slightly upset or frustrated? I also have a 3-year-old, and I don’t like that she’s learning and watching her brother respond to me and yell at me that way, because now she’s calling me mean and screaming and yelling. I’m feeling lost, please help.”                             

In this episode, I will address what is really going on when an upset child becomes verbally hostile and says really hurtful things.  We will discuss specific strategies, things to say, ways to get through these moments, and then some things to implement in the long term.

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