The past few days my little guy has started hitting me. Mostly in the face, and not hard, but still I can tell he's trying to hit. He doesn't see any behavior like that and he DOES NOT get spanked. This morning he knocked my glasses off my face. Is this kind of a normal thing for kids that age?? He's only doing it to me, not daddy.
I thought maybe it was his way of getting my attention when I might be preoccupied with something else, but this morning I was snuggling him and he was cuddling me back and all the sudden he sits up and smacks me?? He'll also pull my hair and I can tell he's trying to pull it instead of just play with it. Any ideas?
Answer by sparker1018 at 6:25 PM on Jan. 21, 2009
Answer by JacobsMommy05 at 6:45 PM on Jan. 21, 2009
Me, too! My one-year-old slaps, pulls hair, and tries to take food and toys away from other kids.
He understands the word "no" and will stop when you tell him to, but I agree with sparker1018 that toddlers do this to get a reaction from us. I try to keep my reaction to a minimum and always redirect him to something positive (i.e., give him something that he can play with instead).
I have been told over and over this is a phase and he will outgrow it, so take heart that this, too, shall pass.
Answer by momofsam07 at 9:54 AM on Jan. 22, 2009
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