My daughter will be 3 in April. She is a wonderful and sweet little girl who is going through a phase...hopefully a phase....of hitting and pushing. I have been working really hard on this. I have been paying a lot of attention to what triggers her with the hopes I can intervene. She has a very strong vocabulary for her age. I notice she gets frustrated when kids cannot speak back to her or do not communicate well. She also gets frustrated when other kids don't share and take toys away. She actually does a pretty good job sharing, so I think she doesn't understand why some of her friends don't share. These are the two major scenarios where the hitting and pushing comes into play. I guess two questions....any advice on how to nip this in the bud?
Also, we hang out frequently with one of my girlfriends and her 2 1/2 year old daughter. The little girl does not like to share at all and is constantly taking things away from my daughter. I am constantly intervening and telling my daughter to use her words and not her hands. She really does try. But, my friend doesn't say much to her daughter at all about taking things away from my daughter. Then it just makes my daughter look terrible because she is hitting and pushing. Any thoughts????