Ok, the best way to get a child to stop bad behavior is a multi-step process. Firstly, make sure she knows you love her by spending time with her doing fun things. Secondly, when you have successfully built a good relationship, you need to figure out what her favorite things are. If she loves a particular tv show or whatever it is. Then make a chart, make sure the rules are clear, NO HITTING. If she hits, she gets an x on her chart. Because she is so young, she should be given at least three chances before things are taken away. On the chart make boxes, the first three empty and the following five with things that she loves written inside. Each time she hits, she gets an x and when you x over something, take it away. You will need to be consistent and do a new chart daily. I hope this makes sense and helps.
at 3:43 PM on Dec. 18, 2010