Health Tip: When Aggressive Behavior Signals a
(HealthDay News) -- Children may act out in an aggressive way
because they're frustrated or just don't know how to express their
emotions. But there are times when it's wise for a parent to call
the pediatrician during an aggressive outburst.
The American Academy of Pediatricians says you should call the
child's doctor if:
- Aggression causes physical injury to other people or
- Aggression lasts longer than a few weeks, and you are unable to
manage your child's behavior.
- Your child attacks you or someone else.
- Your child is sent home from school or is barred from playtime
as a result of aggression.
- You feel afraid for your safety.
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