zayda asks:

Why do parents tolerate a fair amount of agressive behavior among children?

In Topics: Discipline and behavior challenges
> 60 days ago



Boys Town National Hotline
Sep 28, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

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Some parents tolerate aggressive behavior in their children because they do not know what to do. They themselves may have never encountered aggression in their home growing up. Or, on the other hand, they may grown up doing the same things with their siblings and peers, and they do not know how to teach their children to solve problems peacefully.

Other parents believe that children should learn to solve their own problems amongst themselves. While this may be good advice in many situations, it does not pertain when violence, aggression or bullying is involved.

Sadly, for some parents who are tired and saddled with personal stresses and problems, they may lack the energy or drive to be attuned to their children's needsa and behaviors.

If you would like to speak with a counselor about this any other parenting issue, please give our hotline a call. We are here 24 hours, 7 days a week. You may also check out our website:  which contains excellent information on specific behaviors and issues which face children and parents today.

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Cynthia, Crisis Counselor
Boys Town National Hotline
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