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eratz217
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You are not alone. My 7 yr old says things like this often to me and his little brother (5yrs old). I try to defuse the anger and give him some space as the other reply stated there is a strong likely hood that he does not understand what exactly he is saying. I always circle back with my son once everyone is calm to talk about how he was feeling and why. I ask him how he would feel if someone said it to him… I try to help him understand how he makes others feel and help him to walk back through the situation and think of how he can handle it next time. I know it’s time consuming to do this, but it is so important to give him good solutions, connect with him, and reassure him that he can come to me when he needs help with his oversized emotions.