hello doctor, how to handle the hitting and throwing things habits in a 4 year old girl? she starts hitting everyone for fun not with the anger.

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Updated on Apr 11, 2022

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A child at that age is hitting because of various reasons. 1. They are copying people around them. 2. It is a game for them 3. They are experiencing some discomfort, pain or confusion due to which they are hitting as they are unable to understand or communicate what is happening to them. As a patent you can try to understand the reason for hitting. Is she always having fun when she is hitting? Observe and note the situations in which she hits. Understanding this will give you a better idea of how to handle it. When you see her hitting you can 1. Remove her from the situation and distract her 2. Hold her hand gently get down to her level meet her eye to eye and tell her that hitting will hurt others and it is not acceptable. 3. Teach her alternative actions to hitting. 4. Telling her what are the other things she can do.to have fun. 5. Do not hit her back and try to understand if she is picking up this behaviour from someone else at home. Is she role modelling someone or an older child. You can also go through this link Please refer to this: https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/how-to-stop-your-preschooler-from-biting-hitting/4892?preview=1 https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/child-hitting-hurting-others/5898?preview=1 Take Care

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