What do you do to curb hitting/physical outward behavior in a preschooler? (age 3)
I am feeling unsure as to WHAT to do or say when my son hits me at this point. I end up getting so mad it makes things worse and I want to find a peaceful way to handle it, but things are SO stressful right now I draw a blank.
I feel like I should be just redirecting it, ignoring it and changing the energy (Lets go outside!") or something like that...because that is usually WHY it is happening...BUT...I don't want him to be allowed to hit. I feel torn in a way.
What do non-punitive parents do with a situation like this? I am trying to move in that direction, because I find that punishment just creates MORE power struggle and misery...and non-punishment methods work better day to day in building trust...but HOW to do it is the question.
Thanks for any advice!!!
Asked by Anonymous at 10:07 PM on Jun. 24, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Answer by marybeth927 at 10:18 PM on Jun. 24, 2011
Answer by coala at 10:20 PM on Jun. 24, 2011
Answer by marybeth927 at 10:52 PM on Jun. 24, 2011