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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 96: Is It Normal for My Kid to Hit?

behavior hitting podcast Jan 26, 2021


Does your toddler hit you or has your child ever hit you? 

It doesn’t make your child bad, and it doesn’t make you a bad parent. But maybe your child is a bit young and he or she hasn’t hit you yet. Expect that eventually it will happen. 

Maybe you’re thinking, “No way. Not my precious sweet baby. She’ll never hit me.” Listen, it’s likely to happen, and it’s okay. Why? Because children are constantly growing and learning and figuring their little worlds out, and hitting is just a typical toddler and child behavior that gets thrown into the mix. 

But that doesn’t mean it has to last long, it doesn’t mean it has to continue, and it doesn’t mean that you just let it happen. However, if you respond in a way that encourages the behavior, you’ll likely see it happen again and again and then it’s a bigger problem for you to deal with. 

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 15: Why is My Child Hitting?!

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Hi there and welcome to The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast! I’m so happy you’ve joined!  

Recently, a parent asked me why her son is hitting others, including herself. I know this mama is not the only parent who is currently experiencing a child who is hitting. That’s why I’ve dedicated this episode to explain why a child may hit (and the reasons may surprise you!).

In today’s episode I will cover three main reasons for why your child may hit others. It’s gonna be a doozie. Let’s jump in, shall we?

The question “Why is my child hitting?” is a question that a lot of parents ask for obvious reasons:

  • They don’t want their child hitting or hurting other people or himself;
  • It’s simply not “good” to hit; and
  • Hitting is not an appropriate social behavior.

And many children, even starting in the toddler years, may go through a phase of...

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