Emotions and behaviors

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Just a phase? Or is it more serious?

Misbehavior, mood swings, or changes in sleep or eating may be signs of stress or of another emotional health problem.

If you're concerned about your child's behavior, contact your pediatrician or family doctor, make an appointment or find mental health services near you. If you need support or parenting tips, take a health class or join a trusted online community.

Reviewed by: Mark Groshek, MD, April 2016
Additional Kaiser Permanente reviewers

© 2016 Kaiser Permanente

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