“My one and a half year old boy keeps pulling his sister’s hair and biting her. I’ve tried everything to get him to stop. His aggressive behaviour is driving me crazy!

If he continues to pull everyones hair and bite them, how am I supposed to take him anywhere?

How can I send him to daycare?

I don’t understand why he keeps doing this. I’ve taught him over and over again not to hurt others!” 

This was the beginning of an all too familiar conversation I had with one mom. She called me in a panic, worried about her son’s bad behaviour.

As parents, we can easily start to feel worry, panic or shame the moment we see any sort of challenging behaviour from our children.

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