Children and Body Rocking

Body rocking or the repetitive and rhythmic self-rocking of a child’s body, is a common method of self-soothing in young children. Generally, children who engage in this behaviour will discover…

Children and Hair Pulling

Though it’s not very fun for the person under attack, children often take great delight in pulling the hair of others. Hair pulling is not necessarily an aggressive act when…

Children and Head Banging

Head banging or a child’s repeated action of banging his/her head (usually against a wall) may be hard for parents to watch, but children often engage in this behaviour to…

Children and Nail Biting

Nail biting is primarily a nervous habit in children. Much like thumb sucking or carrying around a favourite toy, nail biting provides children with a sense of comfort that allows…

Children and Pinching

Children may begin to pinch others around their first birthdays and continue on through the “terrible twos” until the behaviour naturally dies out around their third birthdays. Though adults interpret…

Children and Biting

Many children go through a biting phase, often related to teething when they are young but sometimes due to aggression when they are older. Whatever the cause, biting is not…

Discipline Versus Punishment

When children misbehave it can be very difficult to think of anything other than making them stop. For many children this means punishing a child, such as by taking away…

Children and Hitting

Children may hit others for a variety of reasons in order to gain attention and possibly even to self-soothe. Adults should take note of when and where children tend to…

Children and Stealing

It is very common for children who have not yet reached school age to steal, mainly because children do not understand that concept of private property at such a young…

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