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Updated: January 18, 2013 9:15 AM | By Patty Onderko
Got a Kid Who Hits, Bites or Pulls Hair? So Do We! These Proven Solutions Can Help

Had it up to here with your aggressive little chomper? Try these tips!



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Does your kiddo take swings when she gets frustrated? Or maybe biting is more her bag? Don't worry, some level of aggressive acting out is a normal part of the early years and almost all young kids hit or bite or kick at some point. What matters more is how you deal with it. Here are simple ways stop the violence and help your child learn other ways to express his emotions.

Use Sign Language
If your pre-verbal child is lashing out of frustration to be understood, teach her the signs for a few basic commands so she can get her message across more easily. Three simple ones to start with:

Help: Make a fist with your right hand and gently pound the open, sky-facing palm of your left hand.

More: Touch the closed fingertips of both hands together.

Milk: Mimic the motion of milking a cow with one hand.

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