Child Psychology and Behaviour Special Needs

Aggression in children

Anisha
1 to 3 years

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Updated on Dec 09, 2014

My 2 year old son goes to a daycare where he is meeting all sorts of children. Some of them are very aggressive and keep pushing or hitting other children. He sometimes comes and complaints that xyz child pushed me or hit me. I don't want to tell him to hit back as it will only make his aggressive. But telling him not to react is also not right. What is the best advice to give him. please help. it is a big concern for me.

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Shikha Batra

| Dec 09, 2014

Hi Anisha! Some kids are aggressive by nature while some learn it through modeling. They keep their point of view ahead in aggressive ways such as hitting, kicking, pushing , pulling hair etc. I agree it is wrong on our part to teach our kids to hit back or on the other hand keep taking it. The best solution would be to teach the child to maintain safe distance from the aggressive child. it should be told in such a manner that does not turn out to be a message of hate for aggressive child. also it will be wrong on part of teachers or in charge to punish the aggressive child as it would further build up aggression. the concerned family on the whole needs counseling on how to tackle this issue so that aggression could be channelized in right direction.

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Amit

| Dec 09, 2014

i faced similar situation with my child. All i did was sat with my child , explained her pros and cons of reacting and some dos n donts in such situations. also explained her reacting at the same time is not going to help her. she should report to a teacher or parent in such situations.

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Nikki

| Dec 09, 2014

Aggression in children is common these days. To an extent tv cartoons are responsible. You may keep a regular check on child's behavior by meeting teachers . Also always tell your child not to react and avoid such situations.

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Amit

| Dec 09, 2014

Tell him to go and report to teacher if he finds anything uncomfortable in school.

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Shalu Gupta

| Dec 09, 2014

Talk to him and tell him to have some patience. reacting may create a scene .

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