As a parent we do all we can to protect our little ones when they are growing up and try to teach them right from wrong. However, what can we do if we have an aggressive child who hits or lashes out at another person or animal? It can be mortifying when our child hits another and quite often our response can be to tell our children off and remove them rapidly from the activity they were taking part in.
What is the correct way to deal with our child if he has shown aggression or hit another child? I am joined by Beckie Whitehouse of Be Confident Coaching in our latest parenting tales from the sofa to discuss ways we can deal with the situation when it happens.
Some of the topics we cover include:
- Why do some children hit others
- How do you remove an older child from the situation
- Explaining why aggression should not be shown
- How to best discipline a child when they have show aggression
- Should you seek outside help?
Had your child ever hit another? How did you deal with it? Do you have any other suggestions that may benefit our readers?
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We like to share other relevant articles with you both from our site and from other bloggers we recommend. Here are a few articles that we know are good reads if you want to find out more ways to help your and discipline your aggressive child.
- One Time Through has a post on helping aggressive kids
- If you have an aggressive toddler then this post is for you
- Nicole Schwarz from Imperfect Families writes about encouraging your kids to be responsible for their actions
We are also proud of these KiddyCharts parenting posts. Have a read:
- Aggressive children can sometimes also be disrespectful children, so we share with you 4 ways to calmly manage disrespectful children
- If it’s escalated to biting for you then have a read of this post
- These 11 tips are also helpful for dealing with toddlers hitting
Thank you for stopping by and reading. We love having you here and look forward to seeing you again in the next post!