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How to deal with a toddler who hits or bites

Why do young children become aggressive, and what should parents do about it?

Your toddler has hit or bitten another child again, and you’re beginning to think he has a problem. But don’t worry, it’s normal. Honestly.

Research has shown eight out of 10 children are hitting others at the age of 18 months, and kicking, pushing and throwing things at people peaks at 20 months. So aggressive behaviour starts even before the terrible twos – although the 2018 New York University study also showed two-year-olds hitting nearly four to six days a week.

Read the article here.


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