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Toddlers and Pushing

Hi there-
I am relatively new to the message boards and am hoping for some advice or peace of  mind!  My daughter is 2 1/2 and she is a very good toddler and sweet girl, but has her moments and has been tabbling with pushing.  I understand that this is normal, but today she really hurt another little girl and I felt terrible!!!  It is so embarrassing for me when this happens!!  I am hoping for some coping mechanisms and some advice!!!  Thanks



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Thanks.  We have those conversations all the time!!!  I know that she understands she should not do it, and I have really been paying attention and watching what sets her off.  She does not push other kids to be mean or just at random. I notice she does it when they are not communicating back to her. My daughter is very verbal, and I notice that when other children are not responding to her, she gets frustrated and sometimes will push. We are working on this and giving her other ways of handling her frustration and we are interfering when we see that it is not working for her!  The joys of toddler hood- thanks for the advice!!!