Dealing with Your Child’s Aggressive Playmate

In this episode: Janet responds to a mother who says whenever her 10-month-old gets together with her best friend’s 2.5-year old, the older child “hits, punches, pushes, and grabs toys” from her son. She says she feels guilty for letting her boy get pushed around, but she doesn’t want to insult her friend or “pretend I know anything about parenting by intervening in the conflict.” She asks Janet how she would respond and how to better understand the toddler’s perspective.

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