Aggressive behavior in children can drive parents and teachers crazy. They are not just difficult to handle but are a source of mental commotion. Aggressive children lack tolerance and are a constant disturbance for others.
Children exhibiting aggressive behaviors are likely to hurt others intentionally and engage in offensive activities. Aggression in children up to 7 years old can manifest in a number of ways, for example, they can’t play with friends in the playground peacefully, they will call names to class fellows and neighbors, Such children are likely to hit other kids either younger than them or of the same age. Aggression in them is also displayed in the form of spitting, pushing, destroying public or personal property and throwing objects.
Aggressive behavior in children should never be taken lightly. Most parents confuse the aggression with mischievousness. It is not a mischief if your child hits a sibling just on rejection of his command. It again, isn’t a mischief if he has a habit of spitting around. If your displays any of the above mentioned actions, then be sure of the fact that he is developing an aggressive behavior, which if not treated at an early stage will become a part of his personality. Once aggressiveness has become a trait, it wouldn’t be easy to be treated.
The matter of concern is that what leads to children growing aggressive. There are a number of causes. If the child has an exposure to violence at home or in the community, he is likely to learn the behavior. These days most of the cartoons are action-packed and watching the use of arms can develop aggressiveness in them. Limited communication and inability of children to express themselves properly often lead to frustration that comes out in the form of aggression in them. Children in families experiencing domestic violence are more likely than other children to exhibit aggressive and antisocial behavior or to be depressed and anxious
It is important for parents to involve them in activities that are constructive. Give them such video games that are not on the context of fights rather that will help them sharpen their mind and gain knowledge. Also listen t your parents whole heartedly. The more a child is at ease to express his feelings the more he will grow close to you.