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Sometimes You Have to Call in the Pros.

Over the past two years, I’ve gotten a lot of calls from daycare about my son’s behavior – biting, hitting, flipping chairs, etc.

“A child got too close… It was unprovoked… He wanted a toy… I don’t know what happened…”

For a while, I thought daycare was being dramatic. My son was 2. He had gotten his share of bites and bruises from other kids. And, he never lashed out like they described at home. What actions are age-appropriate forms of expression and what constitutes a legitimate behavioral issue? He’d probably grow out of it.

But then, he didn’t. The calls kept coming. My son kept lashing out. Continue Reading