Your job, as the adult who knows your little guy has no self-control and no understanding of other people's experience, and no fine motor control at all is to keep him safe.
Part of keeping him safe is stopping him from climbing out 15th floor windows, or biting a sleeping dog's nose, or playing in traffic. Another part of it is keeping him from learning that he's a cruel bully who doesn't care about other people's feelings --because it he keeps being able to hit them, it's what other people will tell him he is.
Right now he is a normal toddler who is not being supervise closely enough. You need --someone needs-- to be so close to him and so aware of what he's doing that you can stop him from being able to hit anyone. Little kids telegraph all of what they're thinking, through their whole bodies --they pull their hands way back to hit or throw, and you have the time to catch their hands way before they make contact.
at 1:03 PM on Sep. 22, 2009