“My five-year-old son bent down and picked up a wooden building block. He looked up, caught my eyes, and then deliberately hurled the block at me.
He certainly knew that throwing blocks with the intention of hurting me was not okay. So why did he do it?”
It never makes sense to let a child’s aggression go unanswered but we need to target the real problem: we need to turn the child’s sense of disconnection around, and heal those fears stuck in our child’s implicit memory.