This is a long term solution, that is you won't see immediate results.
When he does ANYTHING that is inappropriate, Say only one word firmly "NO", put him down and walk away, completely ignore him. Then, when he is playing nicely give him lots & lots of attention and say things like "good boy playing softly" or "I like it when you play nicely" etc...
PRAISE THE POSTIVE, IGNORE THE NEGATIVE.
If he is doing this with other children, do something similar. Say "NO" & then pick him up, remove him, put him down & completely ignore him. Give all of the attention to the child that might have been roughed up or hurt.
at 12:28 AM on Oct. 9, 2008