In child psychology or any other kind of psychology, aggression is a behavior that is defined as an expression of anger and defensive behavior inflicted on members of the same species. There can be several reasons for aggression like to inflict pain or harm to others or show dominance.
Some children also express aggression some times. Also, male children tend to be more aggressive than the female children and it is also common that boys show it on both males and females.
Aggression, however, shows itself in children at an age of 2 or 3 and lasts a couple of years. In a child who is normal the rate of aggressive behavior disappears gradually. A very small percentage of children do not show any positive development in their aggressive behavior and continue that way through their development years. This indicates a problem of more magnitude in children. If aggression in children is not checked at an early stage, such kids tend to become more violent as adults.
Psychologists expect younger children who will be going to kindergarten to be more assertive and be able to respond to peers. When some children are faced with peer pressure at this tender age they are most likely to respond through aggressive behavior and start hitting or biting their friends. However, it is very important for the parents and children to tell the difference between aggression and assertiveness. Aggressive behavior can impede the children in their normal developmental cycle ad cause them to be slow. The main reasons for aggression in children can be fear, family problems, learning problems, autism and emotional trauma.
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