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MY son is being mean

he hits every one, when he doesnt get his way he willl hit you while throwing his tempertantrum. I dont know how to make him stop!@!! help please

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:52 AM on Aug. 2, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Welcome to the terrible twos=/
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:59 AM on Aug. 2, 2009

  • He's not being mean, he's just disfluent and can't articulate his frustration. Pick any strategy you feel comfortable with (except hitting, because that would be a reinforcer) and stick to it consistently. It may not work the first 142 times - nothing will with a toddler, but you have to stay consistent and eventually it will.

    Please remember that 2 yo's don't have the same capacity for feelings that adults do: he doesn't understand that he's hurting people and he won't really understand the concept of right/wrong for a couple more years.
    MichiMomma

    Answer by MichiMomma at 11:12 AM on Aug. 2, 2009

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