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How do you teach a toddler not to be a bully?

  1. GA Anderson profile image81
    GA Andersonposted 6 years ago

    How do you teach a toddler not to be a bully?

  2. Kebennett1 profile image60
    Kebennett1posted 6 years ago

    The best way in my opinion is to always be the example. When you discipline a child for doing something wrong it is best to make sure you are calm, patient and do not raise your voice or hit the child. A child learns by their surroundings. If a child has been surrounded by "anger", then that is usually what they will learn and use themselves. If they are surrounded by positive role models who have good problem solving skills then that is what they learn. Calmly remove the child from the situation and talk to him or her about being gentle, nice etc... Give examples of what nice and gentle are using a toy doll or stuffed animal. Pushing it or hitting it is not nice, hugging it is nice for one example. The child should catch on pretty quickly. If the bullying continues even after working with the child patiently for a few months then seek a professional counselor. There could be underlying causes for the child's anger that needs to be addressed.

  3. onegoodwoman profile image78
    onegoodwomanposted 6 years ago

    do the words, " play nice", " be easy".............mean ANYTHING to a parent?

  4. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago

    How about a good spanking? That worked in my day.

    And by the way this answer will work for all the rest of your questions about disciplining a child regardless the problem.