This article is published with permission and the orignal post can be seen here: https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/233-coping-with-aggression-and-teaching-self-control   Help your young child begin to develop self-control and rely less on aggressive behaviors to communicate needs and feelings. Although babies sometimes do things that appear and feel aggressive (like grab our hair), they do not yet have the…

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Check out this great article at zerotothree.org —  https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/327-my-17-month-old-has-started-to-swing-at-me-when-she-doesn-t-get-her-way The fact is that learning to express one’s self begins in the early years by using actions. Some are totally appropriate, like the 12-month-old who raises her arms up to show mom or dad that she wants to be picked up. Others can be distressing, like…

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