ok my daughter is 10 months old for the past two weeks she has started throwing MJAOR tempor tantrums. But thats not my biggest issue. My biggest issue is that she has started smacking too. I used to tell her No! real steran "thats not nice. we dont smack people" and it wasn't working. So my MIL suggested smacking her hand. Ok so i cant smack but i do tap so that she gets the point. At first it worked for a few days... but now she just laughs at me and does it harder. What do i do? The smacking it completly unacceptable to me. Ive tried ignoring her when she does it, and ive tried distracting her with something hoping she will stop. Is this good? Or would that be teaching her that its ok? Im at my wits end with it all.Answer Question
Answer by okmommy08 at 3:40 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by skittles1108 at 3:41 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by aliceinalgonac at 3:44 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
When you are parenting think about what you are doing. You are expecting a child with limited language skills, a child that developmentally doesnt' have empathy to understand lectures about how hitting isn't nice. Hitting teaches hitting.
Try to figure out when she is going to hit. Usually kids are worse when hungry, tired or stressed. Try to keep your child from being these 3. Be on the look out for hitting. Avoid getting hit. If hit state the rule, "hitting not allowed." Move away and turn away so laughing doesn't get an audience. Don't say no, kids tune out no because it is so over used.
Answer by Gailll at 3:47 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by BlacksheepSati at 3:48 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by NannyB. at 3:53 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
Here is a famous article about why saying no to toddlers doesn't work
Here is a small article about why punishment doesn't work with young children
Answer by Gailll at 3:53 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 3:54 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
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