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I cant get my son(20 months old) to stop hitting, can anyone help me?????

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Asked by newmom1028 at 3:54 PM on Jul. 10, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Tell him No we dont hit and then say if he does it again you will go in time out. I have to use a play pen for my son (20 months too) and make him sit in it for 2 minutes then I say if you are going to play nice you can come out He doesnt hit as much anymore. Good luck.

    Answer by MamaAlderman_2 at 4:02 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • This is what i do in my house. I have two little ones. If they hit, i try to teach them " easy", walk up to your child and touch them gently dragging out the word " eeeaaasssyyy." It takes time but eventually works for the most part. They also get time outs , if they still hit, after the lesson is taught a few times, . Kids need to be taught these things, they are emotional beings , especially when they can't comunicate as well as an older child. So they resort to instincts e.i > hitting. LOL
    So good luck. I really believe the younger kids are taught certain things, such as this, the better they turn out. :D

    Answer by Iluvmygirlies42 at 4:16 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • grab his hand (gently but firmly) and tell him NO HITTING. Don't yell, but be firm when you say it. I follow the hitting attempt with kissing their hand to try to replace the bad behavior with something good. It may take a few times but they catch on.

    Answer by admckenzie at 9:51 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • my son loves to hit in the face. he ended up scratching my mom's eyeball and she had to wear an eye patch and get eye drops. terrible! I tried time-outs, saying no, swatting his hands, spatting his tushie, redirecting, and so on... nothing worked. So today, out of desperation, i tapped his cheek with my fingers. in no way was it a slap, smack, pop, or anything like that. but just that tap upset him, he raised his hand to me, paused, and put it back down. the hitting has already decreased.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:42 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

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