My dd is 16 months old, and it seems that around 5:30pm each evening, she goes from being an easy-going, mild-mannered tot into a demon child! She gets super hyper and more than a bit defiant. Tonight, she had three different times when she had a "hissy-fit"-scratching, trying to bite me, tearing things off of the fridge (photos and other papers). I gave her hand a firm tap, and told her "no", but she just laughed it off. I insisted that she show me how to touch nicely, and after a bit she relented and stroked my hand nicely (instead of the scratching and biting). Then 15 minutes later, she was at it again!!
I don't believe in spanking, and I want her to trust me, but I don't want a bratty toddler either. Any advice on how to deal with her behavior before she gets older? I'm really getting frustrated. Thanks.
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