Need advise. Do I need a psychologist for my 3 year old son??

Hello Ladies. I am going to a dilemma with my son. He is having aggressive behavior. He hits himself, slaps his face, he stomps the floor when he wants something or slaps me, he has also started to slap his sister. She is one year old. I don't know what to do. This only happens with me and my mom. I don't know is because he gets spoiled with me and my mom and gets jealous. Has anybody gone through this? Do I need to go to a psychologist?? He has speech delays also. He is in review and if accepted will start therapy for speech. Any advice would be helpful. Thank you.

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    05/19/14
    I don't think I would take a 3 year old to a psychologist. Even at that age, it's hard to tell if the behavior is temporary or something that will stick around for a while. You don't want to "treat" something that might go away on it's own kind of a thing. I would bring it up with his pediatrician. They aren't just physical doctors. They are there to listen to emotional/mental problems as well. I would start there and see what they say.
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      05/19/14
      Bre
      I go thru the same thing with my step-son and it has gotten very bad. Somethings we do helps like if he starts to throw a fit we pay no attention to him what so ever and praise our other children for being good and not throwing a fit. When he hits he gets a very stern talking to. I would try a no hitting chart and if he doesn't hit when he gets mad he gets a star... so many stars and he gets a prize. When children can visually see how well they are doing it makes them proud and more likely to keep it up if he realizes that you are proud of him as well. When he gets mad and doesn't hit really make him feel good... "Oh wow you did so well no hitting im so proud of you! Your super awesome" Things like that. I wouldn't send him to a psychologist. Maybe you can see a child therapist and talk with them about things you could do. If the behavior is still bad by the time he is 5 then yes I would send him.
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