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2 year old biting and hitting problem....

please i need help... my husband is in iraq and so is my best friends so we live together with both of our 2 year old boys... her son is not the fighting type he dont bite or hit, but mine is the mean one i guess you could say he is over and over bitting and hitting him somtimes for no reason at all just because he can today he bit him on his forehead thats crazy.. i have done every thing talking to him about biting time out he dose get poped and iv even tryed bitting him back, nothing works its like he gose tro stages the last 2 weeks he has been so sweet and nice and the last 2 days he has been the worst hes ever been and im having a baby girl any day now im so stressed i dont know what to do please help...

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lmholder06

Asked by lmholder06 at 7:19 PM on May. 31, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • well spanking for hitting kinda sends a mixed message, that its not ok to hit but you're "hitting" him. so that is probably confusing for him. so does biting for biting but normally it works (the biting thing) so i would try totally taking him away from the other child when he does it. and talk to him and ask him to use his words to tell you what he feels. ask him if hes mad daddy is gone and mommy is about to have a new baby. this is probably the problem my daughter started acting out horribly when my husband first deployed and she knew i was having a baby soon. but when i talked to her about it and she said she was mad and sad etc...than i was able to tell her how to express it, that daddy still loves her and mommy will always love her too. and since then shes been much better.
    vabchmommy

    Answer by vabchmommy at 7:52 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • You have to be consistant w/ whatever form of punishment you choose. By switching it up and not having patience you are sending mixed messages. You simply need to figure out which one works the best for you. Maybe putting him in his play yard for 1 or 2 minutes when he does it and every single time he does it even if he does it 20 times in a row!
    Mel30248

    Answer by Mel30248 at 9:45 PM on May. 31, 2009

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