granted she is the youngest of three sisters, her older sisters are 2 and 4. the mean-ness is usually directed toward the 2 year old, they are 13 months apart so shes interested in all the same things as her older sister. my 2 year old also does not understand sharing yet although ive been trying to work with her on that, too. honestly i have seen both of them hit eachother, and i can reason with the 2 year old but how in the heck do i teach a 12 month old not to hit???
for example, the other day the youngest grabbed one of the 2 year olds lovies, in the middle of a tantrum over juice. my 2 year old reacted by hitting her on the head like 3 times (not very hard, but still she had bad intentions) and the 1 year old pulled the 2 year olds hair and hit her with her sippy cup!
she also sometimes grabs peoples hair, faces, shirts, and pulls on it even after i say no. and i know its out of meanness because she gets even madder when i firmly tell her no, so she grabs harder and faster. i call her my grabby child. she does have a stubborn attitude about her already. shes trying to do things already that shes not ready for, like climbing on the couch and getting so upset when she cant. she can walk now & is into evvvvverything!
what can i do about all this hitting & pulling on people??
Asked by Anonymous at 7:59 AM on Feb. 6, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by DevilInPigtails at 8:27 AM on Feb. 6, 2011
Answer by elizabr at 10:05 AM on Feb. 6, 2011