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Re: help with a little monster! MidnightBlue

Posted by rskontos on January 16, 2008, at 16:43:32

In reply to Re: help with a little monster! karen_kay, posted by MidnightBlue on January 16, 2008, at 16:18:29

KK, as a person with a teaching degree and a parent and someone that has been in the education system and taught preschool down to birth (very young preschool not daycare though it was a developmental program for those not progressing as planned) anyway, these are my credentials, he is normal and it is due to lack of language. You want to try and help remind him to use "his words" to get his point across and this will take time. Try to emulate a teacher and not get angry with him so he doesn't use it later to push your buttons. Kids do pick up on what can get mom's attention and use that too. So try to dimish its effect as a lack of an audience will extinguish unwanted behavior over time as it could partly be that and partly be frustration. Try to monitor (the hiting, biting etc) circumstances without his knowledge and it might let you know why it is happening. Again sometimes we unconsciously rewarding this behavior without realizing it by giving it too much attention. Then tell him how to get the toy or whatever the disagreement appears to be over using his words and let it go. Once he is talking all the time you will then be asking when will he





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