Is your child angry, frustrated or rambunctious? Is he not listening and throwing the toys, books and other things on you?
Then, you have to explain to your child that throwing, biting [Tips to stop Biting], hitting and teasing are unacceptable child behaviors.
Show your child how he has to behave by taking him closing, kissing, hugging and talking smoothly.
You have to explain your child which behavior is acceptable and which is not with correct reasoning.
You have to enforce the rules consistently and strictly in order to guide your child to follow the proper path.
Closely observe your child’s play! To avoid aggressive child behavior, you have to observe your child while he is playing with his friends or while interacting with them.
Watch him while playing so that you can avoid any injury or damage that is caused due to aggressive child behavior. If your child’s friend misbehaves, treat the same way as you treat your child when he misbehaves.
Don’t become a role model for aggressive behavior! Your child observes you and imitates the same behavior. Don’t be role model for aggressive behavior.
For example, if you are angry, don’t show your anger by hitting, throwing or tearing because your child also follows the same way when is mad or angry. [Anger management techniques]
Explain why aggressive child behavior is unacceptable! Explain how aggressive child behavior will be unpleasant for both sides. Explain him how biting and hitting make the victim feel.
Tell what to do when he becomes angry! Explain that when aggressive behavior starts, ask him to leave the play group or tell him to practice some lines when his behavior began to change.
Complement the good behavior! Aggressive child behavior can be prevented when you start appreciating the good behavior of your child.
If your child shares anything with his friends or asks for any help, you can simply praise his behavior. If you praise his good behavior, he will repeat good things.
Forget the incident and don’t repeat! You should not remind the aggressive behavior of your child again and again. Once the incident is over, you have to leave it. If you remind him, he could become aggressive again.
Reprimand is used! You have to use reprimands when your child misbehaves. Reprimands are commands to stop the behavior, a reason to stop the behavior and an alternative to the behavior.
Whenever your child behaves aggressively, you have to stop him, give the reason to stop it and give an alternative to that behavior.
No shouting and spanking! Spanking may make the child to stop the aggressive behavior in front of you, but it does not stop altogether.
Spanking sends a wrong message to the child that they can be violent. Shouting or spanking makes your child to follow the same when he is angry or frustrated.
Therefore, you go in a positive way to control aggressive child behavior to guide your child towards appropriate behavior.