What I do for my son who is 21 months old.. I put him on the ground and walk away. Step over him and keep my back turned. The first few times he would continue throwing the fit. Now he usually just gets up while Im walking over him. Usually if you take any attention or interaction away from them, they stop. If they are in a good mood and hitting, I just grab my son hands and tell him to look me in my eyes. When he does I tell him that its not nice to hit, Its mean, and he owied mommy. Then I let go and let him run away. Sometimes hell try to hit me again but I just do the same thing and he stops after a couple times. I usually do timeouts for things liek turning the tv on and off repeatedly and climbing on things he cant. With agressive behavior I like to get down and tell him its not nice and hes hurting me.
at 10:57 PM on Sep. 6, 2009