Aggressive behaviors in toddlers and children

Updated: Sep 6, 2019

Aggressive behaviors are not uncommon in toddlers and children and the aggressive spectrum can range from having mild resistance to frank meltdown with violent tendencies. Most parents find it extremely difficult to understand the cause of the aggression.

What does aggression and temper in children could mean?

  • Teething

  • Worms

  • Lack of fully developed communication skills

  • Dealing with big emotions and unable to fully express them

  • Want of attention or love

  • Excess sugar or processed food intake

Manage aggresive behaviors in Children
Manage aggresive behaviors in Children

Managing aggressive behaviors in children

  • Be calm but assertive when talking to them.

  • Try to understand the cause for their behavior

  • Limit sugar/ processed food intake

  • Limit screen time (mobile/ TV/ video games) especially at night

  • Find out a distraction that helps them (music/ rocking/ stroking/ singing etc.)

When to seek treatment for it?

When the behavior has prolonged for more than a couple of weeks and is sustaining constant or increasing in intensity

  • When there is self-harm or harm to the caregivers

  • When there is constant crying/ shouting/ biting/ tearing

  • When there are other symptoms like lack of appetite, sleep issues, constipation, bum itching, etc.

A successful case story with homeopathy

A mother of a 10 year old autistic boy came to the clinic for his hyperactivity and aggressive issues. The boy had head banging episodes and some were so bad that he that once he broke a window in this process. He was extremely impatient and if he could not do a given task quickly he would become aggressive. Since he was autistic, his lack of communication only added to his existing rage.

After starting with homeopathic treatment the mom gave me the following feedback:

“After a week of starting the medicines, his head banging episodes reduced by 50% and he became much calmer. After another few weeks we noticed that his back-answering has reduced and he is responding to commands. His sleep has improved a lot and he sleeps also early these days. His head banging is better by 80% and no severe episodes since we started treatment.”
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