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I just don't know what to do.
This just started today, but it breaks my heart.
We go to a playgroup every week and there is a girl there who is a bit younger than my DS, but is just as big and twice as agressive. She really has it out for him, every chance she gets, she shoves him, hits him or pushes him into something. DS has been a champ and usually just says either "Stop!" or "No hitting/pushing!" and then comes to get me.
But today, he started hitting/shoving back and then when I would remove him from the fray, he would start hitting himself in the head.
It seems so NOT normal to me and I just want to cry. Why does he think he needs to hit himself? It's not like he gets hit at home, seriously. He thinks spanking is a game, not a form of punishment.
I just don't understand and don't know what to do about it.
Is he just going through a phase that he'll outgrow?