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Aggressive Little Boy

Dear Sara,

My son is four years old and has been getting in trouble in daycare. They don’t seem able to handle his behavior and say he is very aggressive when he interacts with the other children, hitting them and biting. I don’t understand this as he is very cooperative at home but there aren’t any children for him to interact with here. I have tried to talk to him but he just says the other kids are mean to him and take his toys away. At this point I don’t know where the problem lies but he seems to get the blame. What can I do to get this straightened out?

Dear Terri,

Do you have time to go to daycare and try to see for yourself what is going on? This sounds like a problem that daycare providers should be able to handle. If your son is being bullied, you need to find out right away. No child should have to tolerate this type of behavior.

I would think that the daycare would be able to solve this problem on their own. If the problem continues, you might want to consider another daycare facility. Your son isn’t capable of dealing with this on his own, so it’s up to you to see that he is in an environment where he feels safe and happy.