” Before naptime she’ll announce, “It’s time to take our nap in 15 minutes.Would you like to read a book or color before then?Related content: Hitting, Biting and Kicking: How to Stop Aggressive Behavior in Young Children Step 2: The Consistency Piece.The second step to effective discipline is consistency.(Note: If your young child has issues with anxiety when placed in an environment away from you, such as her bedroom, it may be helpful to put her in an area where she can still see and/or hear you.) Here’s an example: Three-year-old Charlotte has just smacked her best friend Joey in the head with a plastic plane they were arguing over.
A child between the ages of two and six does not have the frustration tolerance, the language skills or reasoning abilities that an older child or an adult has.
Teaching your child boundaries, learning to say “no,” and coaching your child to practice good behaviors are all part of an important discipline strategy.
Helping your child through each phase of his life with loving discipline is an integral part of his development, a necessary requirement to help him grow into a healthy adolescent and beyond.
Joey gets the plane to play with while you watch your daughter.
If she continues to be aggressive or physical she is removed from the situation to a safe environment where she will sit until she calms down.