My 2 year old toddler has become aggressive, what should I do?
Hello, How to handle aggressive toddler behavior? I notice aggressive behavior like hitting, shoving and even biting—when my toddler is playing with her peers. These acts are often a way of exerting independence, expressing frustration, and learning self-control. Please leave your comments on the most common causes and solutions for toddler aggression, and whether I need to worry.
@sarthak Toddler aggression isn’t a sign that your child is destined for a life of crime. Rather, these unpleasant bullying tactics often stem from anger or territorial issues. Your child may be upset about something, whether it’s a stolen toy or pulled hair, but he lacks the capacity to express feelings in less offensive ways. In turn, he might lash out at a playmate in a kind of primitive response. When your toddler acts out, an even-tempered and consistent response from you will teach him to react calmly to life's frustrations. A parent or caregiver must deal with aggressive behavior immediately; if you wait until later, your child might forget what she did.