ps.. I think you have to be strong at that moment also..afterwards, if you are holding him put him down and walk away..in any case after it happens walk away and let him play.. if they start to cry just say its ok... go play with ur toys, stay in eyesight but get busy and do something else.. I know this sounds weird but I also did this. I did it to really see if my dd would understand that it wasn't nice and see a consequense(sp) I wasn't scolding her and she could continue playing I wanted to show her that b/c u pulled my hair I don't want to play with u right now...I didn't stay away for long. when I did this I saw dd playing with her toys and she would glace at me like I think I shouldn't have done that....
at 11:34 AM on Mar. 7, 2009