how can I teach myy child to stand her ground?

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Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 06:15
There's a big difference developmentally between a 2 yr old and 4 year old. A 4 yr old has just developed a sense that other people have emotions as they do. She makes the connection that if someone cuts their finger, it hurts just as it would if she cut her own finger. A two year old has not yet mentally developed this capacity. Two year olds are egocentric. Your daughter knows that if she hits the 2 yr old, it will hurt her. The 2 yr old hits because she sees the world revolving around her wants only, empathy or a sense of fairness is not yet part of her mental development. Hitting should be discouraged for both children. It just promotes aggression as a means to getting what one wants. Not a good trait to instill with children.
Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 06:25
The difference between a two year old and a four year old is enormous. A two year old has no concept of fairness or possession. It seems your daughter is doing fine. Somebody ought to be working with the two year old, though.
Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 10:58
It is NOT ok to hit a 2 year old if the 2 year old hits her!!!! I'm amazed that you would even think about teaching her this. A 2 year old needs to learn not to hit, but cannot be expected to be in as much control as a 4 year old. It won't kill your 4 year old to let the 2 year old do things- siblings work this stuff out all the time. It sounds more like you resent having another child in the house.
Answer #4 | 23/12 2013 18:48
Why do you want her to fight and hit back? Fighting is not appropiate for kids to learn to do You should know this. KIds need to learn how to get along with each other, not fight. What a bad influence you are as a parent.

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