Tame That Baby Rage

According to a study done in Canada researching the roots of physical aggression, children are much more likely to be violent when they lack social skills than by playing video games, watching tv and all the other things that have been blamed.

Richard Tremblay, a professor of pediatrics, psychiatry and psychology at the University of Montreal says that aggressive behavior is natural and usually tapers off as children gain new social skills and ways of dealing with conflict.

Tremblay’s previous results have suggested that children on average reach a peak of violent behavior (biting, scratching, screaming, hitting…) around 18 months of age. The level of aggression begins to taper between the ages of two and five as they begin to learn other, more sophisticated ways of communicating their needs and wants.

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