Angela - posted on 11/16/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son, now 2, is the only child. He doesn't go to day care, and doesn't have many opportunities to spend with other children his age. When he is among other kids, at play center or play ground, he takes away toys from them, wants to go on the swing or slide other child occupies (even if there is an empty one available right there!), pushes children, pulls their hair and pinches them. We do not condone violence in our household. We do not spank or hit him, and we (the parents) do not hit each other. We try to teach him "sharing" and "be kind". At our 2 year appointment, the pediatrician said that 2 year-olds are self-centered, it is all about "ME ME ME". He said all those behaviors are normal, until they do not go away by 2.5 years or 3 years of age. I am still a bit concerned, and wonder if other toddlers exhibit such behaviors, and how their parents deal with that.
Thanks a lot!