DD is 14 months old and lately shes been like smacking me and swatting at me and I dont understand why..obviously it doesnt even come close to hurting lol since shes so little but shes been doing it to other ppl now too..I dunno what its all about and I tell her no and she just doesnt understand..she laughs at me..ive never hit her and no one else has..so where is she getting thisAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:16 PM on Feb. 16, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by emma-n-abbi at 10:20 PM on Feb. 16, 2010
Answer by Lisahi at 10:45 PM on Feb. 16, 2010
Answer by Gailll at 10:49 PM on Feb. 16, 2010
Why tell her no if she doesn't understand? Do something that stops the hitting. Change the situation. Move. Move the child. Prevent the situation.
Here is an article about avoiding saying no to toddlers to improve behavior. http://www.webmd.com/parenting/features/say-no-without-saying-no Quoting Gailll
I totally agree with this. Every child does it and probably didn't learn it from cousins. She could just as easily be trying to stroke your face as you do hers, except that she not as gentle. It's like not hitting the animals, but teaching "easy, easy". Instead of saying "No hitting" or punishing her, just teach her to gives kisses or to touch softly. She's been on this planet for 14 months. How will she learn if you don't teach? :)
Answer by doodlebopfan at 12:06 AM on Feb. 17, 2010
Answer by incarnita at 9:17 AM on Feb. 17, 2010
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