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martyjoy
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In addition to my previous reply above I want to add. When I let my son ‘do his worst’ I would lean forward as if I was bowing. This would make it harder for him to kick me or hurt my groin and area. Then I would tuck my chin in making it harder for him to eye gouge or scratch my face. Then I would hold out my arms in front of me, this would give him something to focus on – my arms. All the while I would be saying softly ‘it’s ok. You’re upset and angry, I can see that. You let it out. Let it all out. It’s okay. Let it out’ until he stopped.

Yes it would hurt, yes he would draw blood, and yes it was upsetting. But I found it would end sooner and not esculate.