Scratching and clawing, digging nails in?

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2005
Scratching and clawing, digging nails in?
Tue, 04-05-2011 - 1:10pm

In short my oldest is just about to turn 5.

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Registered: 11-08-2007
Wed, 04-06-2011 - 9:18am
That would not go over well in my house. I don't think its acceptable for any age.
See my post in "help i'm losing daily battles" A behavior chart may help. Also, maybe timeouts are not the answer for her. Removing special privilages or putting a beloved toy in timeout has done wonders for us.
This website has some benificial info too that might help. Good luck!
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Registered: 05-12-2005
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 2:37pm
This happens from time to time in my household, unfortunately. I happen to have a scratch on my wrist from the latest one from this weekend. Logan is 4 - and periodically acts extremely agressively when being punished. I haven't figured out a good approach to it, besides walking away... or in extreme times, holding his arms infront of him (crossed) until he calms down (if he won't stop hitting)

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