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 15 tips! (15 Photos)

Patty Onderko on Sep 1, 2013 at 5:44PM

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Got a Kid Who Hits, Bites or Pulls Hair? So Do We! These Proven Solutions Can Help

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Validate His Feelings (But Not His Actions)

The next time your child goes to hit you, grab his hands and say, "I know you're upset and it's okay to be mad, but it's not okay to hit." You want him to know that his feelings are normal, says Tovah Klein, director of the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development in New York City, but that there are other ways to handle those strong emotions.

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