The following came during a Boston.com readers' Q&A with Child Caring writer Barbara Meltz:
Question: Hi Barbara, My 6-year-old son has unbelievable mood swings. He is generally great to be around, but sometimes gets so angry that he becomes unbearable. Any advice on how to calm him down during a fit? We have noticed a correlation to his hunger and his fits, so we do try to keep him fed. Thanks.
Barbara Meltz: Harry, while it's true that some mood swings can be related to low-blood sugar, "unbelievable" mood swings sound to me like something that needs professional consultation.
I would also want to know what the teachers see in school and what their thoughts are.
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