How can I Get my Child to stop Hitting me?

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When a child is developing and growing, especially during the toddler phase, they will soon begin to use their body to express how they are feeling. However, this may sometimes mean that they decide to express themselves in a negative way by hitting another person.

Since this is a habit that needs to be broken, it is important for parents to be firm with their child. When a hitting episode occurs explain to them sternly that you understand that they are angry but that hitting is not allowed.

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You should also attempt to stop as many instances as possible. Before your child hits someone, make an attempt to stop them and firmly tell them no. Explain that while feeling angry is normal and acceptable, they are not allowed to express their anger by hitting someone.

Instead, encourage your child to talk about what it making them angry. Remind your child that using their words to express their anger instead of hitting is always the best option.

When you understand where your child’s anger is coming from, you will be able to work with them to find an outlet that is not as aggressive. This will allow you to work with your child to come up with a solution to the problem at hand.

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