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Why would a 22 month old need to hit an adult ??

My granddaughter who is 22 months old tries to hit others when she gets mad. At times she thinks its funny and then wants to hug and love the person she hits. I have tried things to try to solve it and so far nothing has worked. Any advice ?? Thanks Sandy

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Asked by noodle555 at 3:13 PM on Oct. 2, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • She needs to be taught no, and not given affection after hitting. re- direct and praise her for another behavior.

    Answer by vsrillo at 3:30 PM on Oct. 2, 2008

  • Sometimes they hit because they are frustrated..they can't communicate exactly what they want. But it sounds like she thinks its a game. I agree with the person above, try to redirect her.

    Answer by sassyhettel at 3:34 PM on Oct. 2, 2008

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