Tantrums, Hitting, and Biting

Dealing with aggression is a common challenge for parents of young children, and one that often leaves parents feeling confused and overwhelmed. Whether you are fielding a phone call from daycare that your little one bit a classmate, or you dread going to the park because of the inevitable tantrum that results when it’s time to leave, or you are at a loss of what to do when you witness your child whack a playmate over the head - your Trustle coach can help. With years of education and experience in working with children, your coach will help you make sense, and make a plan, for handling the difficult and confusing world of behavior in young children.

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Three Things Every Parent Should Know about Tantrums, Hitting, and Biting


Tantrums and aggressive behavior are a developmental phase

Biting, kicking, hitting, and tantrums are not about your child, or your parenting, being about being "good" or "bad." These behaviors are a typical part of development, and frequency usually peaks between 18-24 months of age. While these behaviors are very common, there are steps that you can take to help your child develop adaptive skills to express emotions.

Brain development is connected to tantrums and emotions

Toddlers and young children are experiencing a perfect storm of factors that contribute to tantrums and aggression. The prefrontal cortext (the part of the brain responsible for emotional regulation, logical reasoning, and decision making) has not developed fully. They have strong feelings but lack the language to express them. And, they don’t yet understand how their actions affect others.

While tantrums are common, there are things that can help

While there are many different patterns of behavior, and no two children will react exactly the same to behavior management strategies, there are techniques and tools to help everyone move through the challenging moments. Your Trustle coach can support you in understanding your child's development, and help you learn strategies to support their ability to express big emotions safely.


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Dedicated Behavior Expert

Your Trustle coach is an expert in early child behavior, and can help you decode behavior and guide you in supporting your child's emotional growth. The package includes a 60-minute call to dive into your challenge and develop a plan, and two weeks of follow-up support via text, all with your dedicated expert.

Individual Approach

Whatever your unique set of behavior challenges, we are here to help. With years of experience, your coach has seen it all. Your coach will help you combine your parenting philosophy, your child’s temperament, and evidence-based strategies in an effective way that feels right for you, and works for your child.