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Health Tip: Deal With a Child's Aggressive Behavior

Health Tip: Deal With a Child's Aggressive Behavior


(HealthDay News) -- Children can behave aggressively as they learn how to appropriately express their emotions.

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions for parents when children behave aggressively:

  • Teach your child the rules of the home, and be consistent in enforcing them.
  • Remove temptation (such as keeping forbidden items out of reach) to help reduce instances of tantrums and aggressive behavior.
  • Smile at and praise the child for good behavior.
  • Explain to your child that calmly using appropriate words is a better way to express anger than biting, hitting or kicking.
  • Stress that it's not important who started aggressive behavior, and that it's never appropriate to act aggressively or to hurt someone.
  • For children as young as one year, use a time-out to help the child calm down.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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