My 2 and half year old son won't stop hitting me. If someone makes him mad he runs over and hits me! When I tell him he can not have something he hits me and now spits at me. My mom says its because I won't spank him. Is it really me? Occasionally I spank him but I can not bring myself to always spank him. I was brought up being spanked and yelled at. I know what I lived and I refuse to let my kids feel the same as I did growing up! What can I do?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:20 PM on Apr. 1, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)
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Answer by RhondaVeggie at 9:33 PM on Apr. 1, 2009
I would think if you spanked him, he would think it's ok to hit, since you hit him. I have a very assertive, aggressive son, that, if spanked, would make it 10 times worse. I don't think spanking is the answer for a child with your sons personality.
Try reading the book "Love and Logic Parenting". It uses key phrases to get your attention, it uses time outs and lets you feel in control without losing your cool. It teaches your child to make good choices and prepares them for making good decisions when they are teens and adults.
There is a group here on Cafemom that can help you get started
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