It can be hard to know what to do if your child is being violent. Violence can take the form of kicking, hitting, throwing things or using objects to lash out.
If your child is at risk of hurting you or anyone else, first make sure that you and your family are safe. If you think anyone is in immediate danger of harm, call 999.
Violent behaviour can be caused by many things and doesn’t mean you’ve done anything wrong as a parent. Sometimes a child may not know how to express their feelings. Or they may be going through a change or experience they find difficult. Tackling violent behaviour can take some time, and it’s important to get support for yourself too.
As well as talking to your child about how they’re feeling, consider how the rest of the family is acting. How might this be influencing events?
Think about how you organise your days and if moving things around could help your child.
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