How to React to a Child's Aggressive Behavior


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Aggressive behavior is disrespectful, inappropriate and abusive. How to react to a child's aggressive behavior depends on several issues: age of the child, cause of the aggression, degree of aggression and if it is first-time or repeat behavior. A frustrated three-year-old throwing a glass of milk on the floor for the first time is different from an argumentative 13-year-old who regularly hits her mother. Reactions to a child's aggressive behavior, as with all discipline, should begin with the least invasive action and progress toward more strident interventions as the behavior requires.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Handling a Child's Aggressive BehaviorUse verbal prompts. With some chi

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