Aggressive 2 year old

Janie - posted on 04/28/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )




My 2 year old son just got kicked out of daycare for being too aggressive with the other children. Whats the best way to handle this behavior with a 2 year old????

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Megan - posted on 01/03/2013




Good answer JuLeah. I am having similiar issues at my daycare. I feel like they are targeting me. My son has been there almost a year now. They are at capacity and have kids on waiting lists I think they are just lookign for people to kick out to get other people in. So dumb and frustrating

JuLeah - posted on 04/28/2011




Find a better day care. Aggression is normal social development, and if your day care can't handle that, they suck. If they ended up kicking him out, I question their education on child development, and question if they made the behaviors worse with their handling of it over the past few months.
Impluse control is just not there, nor is langauge to express. When real langauge is there and he knows how to use that, it will help.
So, he wants a toy, give him language for that. "Can I have that when you are done?" and offer priase for waiting ... know he can wait about 2 seconds at this age. That might really be his limit.
Telling a kid "We don't hit" is all well and good, but they what do they do when they want something? Give him the tools he needs so that he doesn't need to hit.

Cassie - posted on 04/28/2011




My daughter will be 2 in aug .. and she would get really aggressive around other kids. If they have something she wants she will walk up to them and hit them with a toy and grab what they have. she would hit kick bite and pull hair.. She did NOT know how to act around other children.. well i started having play dates with a couple of friends that has kids close to her age. she didnt like having another child in our home.. as a few weeks went by she started to get along with other kids. I would switch it up so she wouldnt play with the same children all the time it has helped out alot. Have you tried play dates? I would discipline my daughter by putting her in time out and telling her that she needs to play nice and not be mean. hope you find something that works. good luck

Janie - posted on 04/28/2011




he's scratching, pushing & hitting. He's more calm at home but he does at times hit his brothers. I use time out.

Jodi - posted on 04/28/2011




A couple of questions. Is he like this at home? How do you discipline, and please define what he was doing to be "too aggressive"?

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