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Parenting tales from the sofa – how to discipline your aggressive child

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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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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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Friday 2nd of January 2015

great post one i will comeback when i need it! #pinitparty

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