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My 9 Year Old Wants To Be An Only Child

My son is 9 years old and has a younger sister and brother. He wants them gone. He has tried hurting them. I try to spend extra time with him because for 7 years it was just him and I. It does no good. Now he bites his fingers until they bleed and pulls his hair out.

Please tell me there is something I can do to help him. I love him and I don't like seeing him hurting himself. What can I do?

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