Let him know in advance what the punishment is if he doesn't act nice and always keep his word. Even if they blame violent cartoons, movies, or neighbors' children, many parents do not know how to react when faced with the aggressive behavior of their preschool children. Young children love to be in the spotlight, even if that means being scolded after they do an ugly deed.
In this case, they must understand that if they are aggressive they will not get more attention. But because the biting and beating of the other children cannot be treated with indifference, he must know in advance what the punishment is and always receive it when he is behaving badly. In addition, they should be praised and rewarded when playing nice with other children, so that they understand that this is the desired behavior. "Most of the time, such aggressive behavior of young children is a way to get what they want," says David Cottrell, a specialist in child and adolescent psychiatry, from Leeds University in the United Kingdom.
Read the whole article in: Evenimentul Zilei
April 25, 2007