My kid was accused of this recently...I believe she was just rough housing like she does with her daddy at home. I agree if rough housing is not handled soon, it could turn into bullying. However, I'm handling it everyday and she's been even better when playing with other kids lately (even sharing). But a toddler bullying (an intent to hurt on purpose)? I researched that the earliest age a kid can bully is 4-yrs-old. What do you think?
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Some children that age have the tendency to become a bully. Some have just not been taught the proper boundaries and others are seeking attention. Regardless, teachers and parents need to be aware and to talk to these children to find the cause.
I think it depends on the kid. Not all 2-yr-olds know the same things. I think the big difference is that your kid was in childcare (and constantly around other kids) and mine isn't in childcare (less playmates).
Well put duffsmom. I have actually been surprised with my husband on the matter though...more and more he's been telling "no" when it comes to her being too rough.
I totally agree with you there. Although they might not be aware of the action it does not mean they are not capable of it.