Sunday, October 18, 2009
How to Deal with Toddler’s Aggressive Behavior
Most toddlers’ aggressive behavior can be exhibited through biting, kicking, hair pulling and other scary anti-social manifestations. You must be wondering what’s going on with your child and what’s on his mind. An aggressive behavior is part of their development.
Although, hitting and biting and other violent reactions are normal it doesn’t mean you have to ignore them. Toddler’s aggressive behavior usually develops when they cannot express themselves clearly.
The Right Things to Do
Perform a logical approach when you child starts manifesting toddlers aggressive behavior. This will be possible by sitting down with him and let him see how other children play. You can explain to him that hitting and throwing his toys is not a part of the game. He can still join the game if whenever he’s ready. Toddlers don’t have the capacity to work on their cognitive behavior but they can fully understand the consequences if you will explain it to him.
Stay cool as you talk to your child. Yelling, scolding and hitting him won’t solve your problem. You will not be a good example if you always yell at him or hit him whenever he did something wrong.
Set clear limitations to your child. You should respond right away whenever your toddler’s aggressive behavior starts. Don’t wait for him to hit his siblings for the second or third time before you respond and tell him he’s wrong. He should know right away when he’s wrong.
When you need to discipline your child, do it consistently. Parents tend to ignore their toddler’s aggressive behavior when they are not in public. This shouldn’t be the case if you want to correct your child’s activity.
When you know you’ve tried everything to correct your toddler’s aggressive behavior and no improvement shows. You should seek professional help to help you with your concern.