I was hoping for some ideas to discipline my 6 year old son when he hits. A lot of times he's just playing but he hits hard and we still don't want him to do it. There are also times where he is not playing and he's mad. He does struggle a little socially and I know that this is part of the reason why he's doing this. I am going to take him to a social class suggested by his pediatrician. I'm not against hitting as discipline but am not a fan of it, I don't feel like its a great way to teeach kids, telling them if you make me mad it's okay to hit you, in the real world that doesn't fly. However, I'm not going to have my child hitting me either. The most recent idea that I thought of that i'm going to try is getting a rubbermaid container and everytime he hits or has a tempertantrum a toy goes in the bin and he has to earn it back. His listening has not been great either so this may help with that. Thanks for the suggestions.
Answer by Ballad at 2:29 PM on Feb. 26, 2013
Immediate & consistent time outs. Losing privileges, & a behavior chart that allows him to work toward earning a prize. Hopefully the class his Dr. suggested will help too. GL
Answer by mrsmom110 at 2:28 PM on Feb. 26, 2013
Answer by NannyB. at 4:54 PM on Feb. 26, 2013
Definitely use the knotty step and do not hit your kid we live in 2013 and child abuse is not the way to raise the kids of today. Some parents might enroll their child in martial arts. They teach children how to control aggressive behavior and give them an outlet for some of this energy. also The instructors would be someone else besides yourself telling him hitting is bad.
Answer by pinkparcel at 8:32 PM on Mar. 5, 2013