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Ep 88: Children Who Hit


This episode is all about children who get physical and hit. How we respond to hitting follows the same general rules and principles however there will be some additional factors to consider depending on our child’s age. For example a young pre-verbal child hitting is a very different matter to an 18 year old.

Here are the highlights:
(02:33) Why do children hit?
(09:42) The importance of establishing around kindness with our hands
(14:44) Recognising and dealing with inappropriate behaviour
(21:40) What do they need in the moment?
(28:09) Communication is key
(31:01) Dealing with laughter

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