I read the post about what to do when your kids gets bullied, but what would you do when YOUR kid IS the one bullying? My son is almost 4 and has been doing mean things to younger playmates. Things like pushing them down from behind when he thinks I'm not watching, stepping on fingers on purpose, or throwing sand or toys at them. I've had talks with him about how the other kids feel to try to get him to empathize. Made him sit away from them and not play. Put him in timeouts. It keeps happening, he just gets sneakier about it! What woud YOU do to make him stop!?! Please help!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 7:21 AM on Oct. 16, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)
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It's hard, because kids at that age empathetic, it is just an emotion they haven't completely developed yet. I would say when you see something like that give him a time out and a simple "we don't hurt people" as he gets older you can talk about how it makes others feel and that they don't like it. It not completely out of the norm for kids to act this way, show him how to use his words to get what he wants and that he doesn't have to hurt anybody. To me it doesn't seem psychiatrist worthy at this point, just work on it with him....
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