It is not uncommon for children to have meltdowns or occasionally lash out if they’re frustrated. But if your child can’t control their tempers a lot of the time, it may be more than typical behaviour.

Here are some signs to look out for: 

  •         your child’s tantrums and outbursts are occurring past the age in which they’re developmentally expected (up to about 7 or 8 years old)
  •         their behaviour is dangerous to themselves or others
  •         their behaviour is causing serious problems at school
  •         their behaviour is having a negative impact on their ability to make and keep friends
  •         their behaviour is causing a lot of conflict at home
  •         if they appear upset that they can’t control their anger, or it makes them feel bad about themselves

To discuss your concerns further with an AIM psychologist, please contact 6150 8339 or

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