My dd has recently begun swatting at total strangers, and it's embarrassing me to death. She isn't trying to hurt them...she is just playing a bit too rough (and aggressively). Her daddy tends to play with her like that, and although I've told him countless times to please stop teaching her to hit, he doesn't see what the big deal is. He doesn't live with us, so he doesn't have to deal with her behavior on a daily basis like I do. When she gets to be too aggressive towards HIM, and he gets tired of it, he can just go home.
This past week, I took her to meet my family for the first time, and the whole week, she was swatting at her THEM!! I kept telling her to touch nicely, etc, but it didn't seem to help. I'm sure my family thinks my daughter is a ginormous BRAT, but she really isn't! :-( She justs wants to play.
How do I deal with this? She is 26 months old.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:19 AM on Sep. 17, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by luckysevenwow at 1:25 PM on Sep. 17, 2010
Answer by miraclebabymine at 9:34 AM on Sep. 17, 2010
Answer by mommy11260 at 9:37 AM on Sep. 17, 2010
I'd have the father try to retrain her into not hitting. What's up with him that he thinks this is acceptable and won't back you up with not playing rough and hitting. I bet she's a sweet little girl and I blame him for her actions......good luck hon, but talk to him firmly. Smack him if you have to.....lol
Answer by zbee at 9:39 AM on Sep. 17, 2010