Q: son is 2.5 yrs of age.....he is a very obedient child wen done in his way...but off lately he's becoming very very aggressive.....hitting around everyone especially me n my mother in law....I try to make him a little bit scared of someone or the other a police car is coming or dat uncle is used to work but now it's nt helping n he hits me soooo many tyms in a day...pulls off my hair, bites me even if he's happy.....scratches d hell of me....i juss don't knw how to handle him now....I've become soo aggressive now as he never listens to me or anyone....lately coz of all the yelling he is spending less tym wid me n wants his father more too.....!!

wat shud I do??? pls help....

Being firm with a child is important. Hitting back will not work as you are doing exactly what he is doing. Giving a long lecture also does not help as they don't have the attention span. A firm no and a time out away from toys and in another room. The same discipline has to be adopted by all family members including the father. If required please consult a child counselor and understand the steps better. This is a formative period and habits formed at this time can be very deep rooted.

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