January 9, 2006
Health Tip: When Your Child Becomes Aggressive
Talk about what's bothering him
(HealthDay News) -- Don't just ignore overly aggressive behavior in children, the Children's Hospital and Health Center of San Diego says.
The hospital offers these suggestions:
- Don't hit or spank the child for being aggressive.
- Use the aggression as a way to teach the child better solutions.
- Set limits for the child.
- Discuss with the child ways to deal with the situation.
- If the child refuses to cooperate, remove him from the situation.
- Reward kindness.
- Encourage the child to talk about his feelings.