How to teach the skill of self-motivated self-regulation when kids are hitting
By Vivek Patel
When one kid hits another it’s always a tricky moment. On the one hand we want to protect the one who’s been or about to be or IS BEING hit! Protect them physically and emotionally. In most cases it makes sense to intervene when hitting is taking place.
We want them to know they didn’t deserve to be hit, that no one does and that it’s not their fault. Their emotional reaction is natural, whatever it is. We are here for them and we are continuing to work as a family to change that dynamic.