MP3: What to Do When Your Child Hits You


Many parents of younger children wonder what to do when your child hits or kicks you!

Typically a parent's first reaction to this behavior is to think, “Hitting is unacceptable. My child must learn that this will not be tolerated.”

In an attempt to stop the unwanted hitting parents often resort to punishments, time outs or lectures. While these techniques may appear to work in the moment, a more emotionally healthy approach recognizes the child's unspoken needs while addressing the inappropriateness of hurting others.

We invite you to join us as we explore the reasons children hit and how to lovingly handle this unacceptable behavior.