Our expert says:
This is somewhat beyond the usual kid's behaviour, and a visit to a good local child psychologist for an assessment and planning a clear and firm disciplinary regime, is a good idea.
What can happen is that as one grows increasingly panicked by a child's awful behaviours, one may try all sorts of potentially effective interventions, but as none work instantly, we may give up on each one and move on to another, before they have had the chance to be fully effective
As maria suggests, try also to catch him doing something good, even if it's by accident, and praise and reward that, so he can discover that being good may also be rewarding.
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