I'm having a hard time controlling myself when my son hits me or just otherwise misbehaves. I am normally a very patient person, but having to be patient everyday all day is getting to be very difficult. My son is 15 months and is extremely willful for his age. He hits and throws when he doesn't get his way, kicks when we change his diaper, and just recently started to "talk back" in his own baby-speak sort of way. I feel like popping his butt! What should I do?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:09 PM on Nov. 3, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by WD40 at 9:53 PM on Nov. 3, 2008
Answer by bubblebean at 7:38 PM on Nov. 3, 2008
Answer by mwebb at 7:48 PM on Nov. 3, 2008
Definitely put him in a time out. This will not only help him understand that he is not suppose to hit but this also gives you the time to calm down. Make time outs a continuous routine everytime he misbehaves or until he gets the message & hopefully this will help you be able to stay in control. It only gets harder if you don't do something about it now because when they are 2 & 3 or even on up..You are going to have a tough time. Time outs are a great way to keep you from losing control & it helps you as much as it does for the child if not MORE!
Answer by onespecialmom at 8:32 PM on Nov. 3, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 9:13 PM on Nov. 3, 2008
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Answer by h2obare at 6:59 AM on Nov. 4, 2008