How do I stop my 18month old from being so aggressive?

Sabrina - posted on 05/24/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son has started to hit himself or bite himself or pinch others. How do I stop it?

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Amanda - posted on 05/24/2009

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Sometimes the best thing to do is nothing! sounds crazy right, but think about it, it makes sense! You're son probably gets a lot of attention from you when he is doing these things, little children don't have control over much in their lives, so when they figure out that they can make you give them attention simply by biting himself he is going to find it pretty useful! obviously if he is hurting another child you need to step in, but give him as little attention as possible, don't yell just say 'You do not pinch' and take him away from the other child. When most children figure out there is no reward or entertainment for their behaviour it usually stops, just remember that when you see your son doing something nice with another child to give him lots of praise!

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