My daughter is 3 and my son is 1. When my daughter gets mad at him she's started hitting, pushing and pinching him. I can see her get mad and she looks around for something to hit but then goes towards him if I don't get to her fast enough to break it up.
Do you think its okay to give her a selected out teddy bear to take her anger out on? If she's going to hit something I'd rather she re-directed her anger towards a stuffed bear than her brother. Has any one else done this? Did it work or no?
I don't condone hitting, and she gets punishment (not spanked) for hitting. She knows its naughty, but I can just see the anger rising up in her and she hasn't learned how to control it yet.
Asked by Anonymous at 6:34 PM on Sep. 8, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Answer by ethans_momma06 at 6:40 PM on Sep. 8, 2009
Answer by kjrn79 at 6:40 PM on Sep. 8, 2009
Find out what is making her angry and talk to her catch her before she attacks again tell her tell mommy what you are feeling and go from there tell her she needs to calm down or someone is going to get hurt or even herself tell her here do what mommy does take a deep breath relax and then tell her ok now go play but be happy about it ok...Hope this works GL
It worked for us :)
Answer by Anonymous at 6:42 PM on Sep. 8, 2009
Answer by GotToHaveFaith at 6:43 PM on Sep. 8, 2009
Answer by Seven07 at 10:05 PM on Sep. 8, 2009