When to Seek Help
Most kids outgrow their violent tendencies well before they enter kindergarten. However, according to Dr. Scholer, "Five percent of children have persistently aggressive behavior that persists through adolescence and early adulthood." If you feel ill-equipped to handle your child's behavior or suspect that it's lasted too long and occurs too frequently, consult your pediatrician. The earliest intervention is the most effective, so don't be afraid to ask for help.