Easy Tips To Control Biting, Hitting and Aggression- Part 2


We read the possible reasons of biting, hitting and pinching in young children here

Here are 9 easy tips that could be possible solutions to control biting, hitting, pushing and pinching by your child-

  1. Unconditional love– Always love your child unconditionally. Children are a gift of god and accept them the way they are. Don’t keep on nagging if your child is shy or introvert, these factors are not parameters for success when they grow up. An emotionally secure child will generally not display aggressive behavior.
  2. Talk, talk, talk– Talking to your child about good and bad behavior helps. Keep doing it as the results are not immediately evident but they reap benefits in the long run.illustration-of-a-stick-children-with-chat-bubbles-by-bnp-design-studio-741[1]
  3. Teach them how to express themselves through words, face expressions and body language. Play a game where they have to show happy, sad and angry expressions. Teach them to frown or fold hands. This helps with children who start speaking very late.
  4. Be patient– Patience is a virtue and practice it from the day your child is born. Don’t scare, threaten or get irritated – these things won’t deter your child from being aggressive. Mind your behavior as you will not know when your behavior will start reflecting in your child.
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  1. Avoid comparing your child with others. Each child is unique, they grow at their own pace and achieve milestones at different times.
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  1. Reward good behavior– Always appreciate and reward good behavior. Acknowledge them whenever they share their toys or are kind to others. Reward does not necessarily mean expensive toys, a tight hug, high five, a tattoo or pat on the pack is more exciting for them. I pasted a paper on my child’s cupboard where he got a star for every good behavior displayed. Later he converted those stars to anything of his choice. He was proud to have earned that reward. He is six years old and this trick still works.
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  1. Keep them engaged– plan an activity a day according to your child’s choice to keep him constructively engaged. Like-play dough, swings, running, craft activity. Children have over abundance of energy which needs to be channelized in right direction.


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  1. Give them a calm environment– Avoid loud music, battery operated toys, too much screen time- children suffer from bouts of emotional outbursts. Soft music and creative toys soothe their senses.

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  1. Read some good books on this topic– You can easily get Bubbles or Pepper series in market at very low rates. These are good to introduce the idea of sharing, not lying, brushing before sleeping, not scribbling on walls, not hitting and many more. They work wonders as children identify very well with the simple characters in these books.

So now you know there is a reason to everything, just find out the reason, customize a solution and apply it. It will surely work.

Good Luck and Happy Parenting!


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I am an Early Years Educator and a mother of two young kids (Jumping Jack and Tinkerbell) who give me a Double Degree in Mommydom. All these years have been very enriching for me where I have evolved as a human being too. I dabble in writing in my free time with the intent of sharing my knowledge and experience with the parent community. The writing journey so far has been very encouraging. Childhood years are the most precious part of anyone’s life, I am making an effort to give each child a happy and stress free childhood. Despite having no background in writing I have to just close my eyes and listen to my thoughts while writing, the way readers connect with my work has made me believe I am guided by the angels and the divine power. The world has given me a lot and now it’s my turn to contribute to the society. Hope to help the mommies and daddies through my writings. Please share your inputs, queries and suggestions on nurturingachild@gmail.com, I would love to know your thoughts. Happy reading!

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