Your weekly #skillbuidler is about getting underneath aggression and understanding how fear is nearly always at the root. This can be particularly difficult because part of the symptoms of fear can be particularly vigorous (verbal or physical) pushing us away. So how do we stay calm in the face of what can feel like an attack??? Read on!
This is one of my favorite Patty stories about how she and other daycare providers got to the root of why a child was biting other children and what they did to help him heal the fears causing the biting. Whatever kind of aggression you’re seeing can be subbed in for the biting though.
This article has some great context about how fears and aggressions and very specific options for working with it.