Daily grind: I can’t get my daughter to tidy up after herself, at all!

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I have a 15 yr old adopted daughter who, over the years, has had all sorts of diagnosis put upon her. My own view is that she has experienced developmental…

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Help! My two-year-old hits and kicks pets and other children! (FREE ACCESS)

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My just two-year-old son is very aggressive. He hits and kicks his older sister, as well as our pets or other children. He sometimes does this in anger or when he’s bored but more often when I have said “no” to something. I feel it’s hard to implement some strategies because he’s so young (and some are probably not appropriate anyway given his early trauma). How can I help him manage his behaviour and keep him (and me!) some friends?

Tuesdays Girl, adoptive mum.

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