My son is aggressive. How do I teach him to be nice?
Here is where I need help. I am already planning on seeing a play therapist, but I still have to figure something out at home now. My son, 4 years old, can be the sweetest, most thoughtful and helpful boy at times. He is extremely independent. He loves to play together with me and do fun things.
At school his behavior turns aggressive. He tells me no one is playing with him; although he tells me that at home sometimes when I have played every second with him... No chores or anything. He is a smart kid but he wants everything his way. I talk to him about it, but he still doesn't get that he has to let others do what they want. He hates rejection and he hates being told no. He will push or hit or hurt friends to get what he wants, and he will then kick the cabinets and growl if he still doesn't get what he wants.
As I said, I am getting him checked in case it is a bigger issue than I hope it is, but does anyone have a kid like this? Any suggestions of how to fix it? We just started a sticker chart, but it is not making a difference at school, and he has actually earned a lot of stickers on the school chart....so how do I get rid of agressive behavior?