Behavior Issues?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

My son will be 3 next month and for the longest time he has been a terrible toddler to say the least. He will not listen to anything I say. I try redirecting him, I try spanking him, the corner. Doesn’t seem to phase him. However if his dad is home. He is so good. I just don’t understand. I feel like my child is out of control. Especially when were out in public. He throws the worst temper tantrum if he doesn’t get his way and I have to end up leaving sooner than I wanted to because it is so out of control. Any suggestions?

A: Rather than hope and poke with an intervention I would recommend testing by a clinical or neuro-psychologist. This will help to pinpoint what are your son’s strengths and needs. This will give you the best choices for moving forward.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral




Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 1 Sep 2014

APA Reference
Tomasulo, D. (2014). Behavior Issues?. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 29, 2015, from

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