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Re: Re: Hitting out at others

I too have a 3 1/2 year old daughter who, to my knowledge, began hitting and kicking the other children at her learning center (again). She was acting out at her previous daycare and I attributed it to the lack of structure and discipline at that facility, but now she's in a much calmer and structured learning environment which I thought would help. However, it appears that she has taken on the role as the aggressor. She is put in time-out at school but as soon as her time is up, she does it again. I've spoken to my daughter about the incidents and the responses I get to my question - why did you hit so and so, are "because" and "the kids won't leave me alone." I asked her teacher if there was a problem with any of the children and she told me that these last two incidents my daughter initiated. She also indicated that during project time at the table she won't keep her hands off of the other children sitting next to her. I'm at a loss and feel like a failing parent because I don't understand what's going on with her. I sure could use some advice.