Pediatrics: Those Mean Little Kids

Mother complains: "I don't know what's the matter—I just can't handle him. He won't do anything I tell him. He won't sit still for a minute, he smashes things, he's mean to his brothers and sisters, and when he wants something and I don't give it to him right away, he throws a temper tantrum." If Mother seeks medical help, the doctor is soon exasperated as the little monster upsets ashtrays, spins the examining stool, snaps the tongue depressors, and tries to grab the guppies in the fish tank. At such moments, says...