How to Respond to Your Child’s Disruptive Behaviors HeadFirst Counseling’s Laura McLaughlin partnered with The Tot (thetot.com) to answer all of your toughest questions about how to manage your child’s disruptive behaviors. See below for the Q&A, also featured on The Tot website! The following questions were asked by readers and followers of The Tot on Instagram. Q: I have a 2.5 year old boy. He becomes very territorial over his toys whenever another child comes over to play.