vicky5 asks:

my daughter who is 5 keeps hitting punching me kicking me when i say no and she doesnt get something she wants and really hurting me

In Topics: Discipline and behavior challenges
> 60 days ago



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Sep 5, 2012
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What the Expert Says:

In your case, pre-teaching might really help.  By pre-teaching, you're telling your daughter what it is you expect of her and why.  Here are the steps:

1. Describe the positive behavior - "When you get mad at me, I want you to tell me you're mad and not hit or kick."
2. Give a reason - "I'm more likely to listen to what you have to say than if you hit me."
3. Practice - "Now let's say I tell you 'no,' and that makes you mad.  What are you going to do?"

Hopefully a little pre-teaching will improve the situation.

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Good luck!

MKM, Counselor
Boys Town National Hotline
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