my son (who will be 2 in a few days) has gotten really bad for hitting and pinching. At first it was just when he was tired or hungry. But now it is over almost nothing. He will go up to his cousins (who we live with) and slap, punch, kick and pinch them for no reason. I have tried time outs, I have made him apologizes I have explained that he is hurting his friends. Now when he does it he says that he knew he was hurting the other kid and that's why he did it.
I need some advice on how to stop this. Everyone else I asked has said this is a stage and he will grow out of it, but I need something for right now because we have other kids in the house and it is not fair for them.
For the time being I am living with my parents right now and my sister also lives there with my niece. My niece is 34 months and my daughter is 20 months. My niece is exactly like your son, even though my daughterdoes defend herself as much as she can my niece is still stronger than her. We have also tried everything in the book, my niece even comes up to us and says she pushed her cousin or hit her on purpose. I think it's just because my niece is jealous at the moment since she is used to being the center of attention and not have anyone steal her shine. But I think like everyone has said they will grow out of it.
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