What ought to I do when my little one hits?
It’s probably the most widespread questions we get at Hand in Hand Parenting, and it’s the content material of this week’s podcast. And no marvel. Hitting can really feel harmful. Offensive. Complicated.
But when hitting is so widespread, why are all of us nonetheless questioning what to do about it?
There’s a lot differing recommendation!
What Are Kids Actually Saying When They Hit?
Abigail talks about all of the quick-tip methods on the market and why they could work at first however why so usually they fail within the long-term.
We take a look at what youngsters is likely to be speaking by way of hitting, whether or not it’s a (considerably misguided) try at play or as an expression of deep-rooted concern, and Elle admits utterly misreading a few of her little one’s hitting behaviors.
Understanding Hitting and different Defiant Habits
And though we don’t encourage hitting, we discuss why parenting the punch itself doesn’t really ease the issue however as a substitute pushes the emotions inflicting a baby to hit to at least one facet. They might disappear for now, however they (and the hitting) will quickly be again once more.
So, we discuss what parenting the issue and never the punch really means:
Get sensible to why your little one hits and find out how to reply accordingly
Find out how to hold protected and nonetheless lean into the hitting
How hitting can provide room for development and connection as you associate along with your little one and transfer previous hitting
Hearken to Hitting: Mum or dad the Downside, Not The Punch and study to set limits round hitting and reply in the way in which your little one actually wants you to. As a result of if you really need to clear up your little one’s hitting, you need to do the least apparent factor first – settle for it.
Extra Sources For Parenting When Your Baby Hits
Elle talked about the publish When Your Toddler Hits You on this episode. Learn it to uncover extra about this new perspective round hitting.
We did a podcast with play knowledgeable Lawrence Cohen on aggressive play, find out how to handle it in order that it helps cut back a baby’s aggressive behaviors. Hearken to it right here.
Discover ways to lean into the primary levels of aggression with a vigorous snuggle.
You may also like this text on partnering along with your little one which is what we’re actually speaking about on this podcast,
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