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How can I get my 3 year old to stop hitting other children?

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sacarlin

Asked by sacarlin at 8:05 PM on Apr. 27, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Remove your 3yr old from the situation and use time outs.

    legalmommy101

    Answer by legalmommy101 at 8:09 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • Thank you. I have tried time outs, talking to her before we get to a playdate, giving her warnings and now we just leave and go home.
    sacarlin

    Answer by sacarlin at 8:29 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • Talk to her about it in advance (read books written on her level to help her understand) see some here http://astore.amazon.com/wwwcjkidzcom3-20?node=22&page=1   on  http://www.cjkidz.com/  also talk to her about how it hurts the other children.  If it continues, I would pay attention to the circumstances as to why/when this occurs (what initiates it?) to see if there is a pattern.  If it is out of anger, three year olds sometimes don't have the communication skills to express their anger or frustration...so talk to her about being able to express it in a different way. 

    momjs

    Answer by momjs at 9:49 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • Defitely talk to her before hand and tell her what you expect of her. If she does it give her a warning and if it continues I would take her home especially since this has been a problem in the past. You can also try a reward system for when she has playdates without problems maybe that would help like a sticker chart or something. Good luck.
    cougarkristi

    Answer by cougarkristi at 11:19 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • Thanks for all of the responses. I think I'm going to start a sticker chart for "problem free" playdates!
    sacarlin

    Answer by sacarlin at 6:36 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

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