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My son will be 2 at the end of July and he is very ROUGH at daycare. He goes to daycare with 2 other little girls his age and he has been hitting/pulling on one of the two lil girls! Our sitter sits him on his bottom and tells him no thank you and tells him he needs to use nice touches (and shows him what that looks like). It doesn't help! he still hits and pulls on her in spurts. He'll go play happy and come back a little later and do it more...

Anyways I need suggestions to help him understand that hittin'/pulling are not okay to do.


Asked by MommyYeoman at 3:11 PM on May. 3, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • tell her to use simplel phrases like "No hitting" "No touching". (The phrase use nice touches may not mean much to him). Then put in in a time out, in a time out chair or designated spot for 2-3 minutes. When time out is over reiterate in simple, straight forward language why he was in time out, that he may rejoin the group, and that if he hits/pulls again he will go back to time out. Eventually they get it!! Part of it is his age, but he will come around... even if he has to spent two weeks in time out every 10 minutes!!


    Answer by Crafty26 at 3:19 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • Keep telling him and keep making him sit out. That's about it.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:13 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • haha yeah I just don't want her telling us to find someone else to watch him!!

    Comment by MommyYeoman (original poster) at 3:22 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • My husbands son used to do that and it seems kinda harsh but we had to have the cops talk to him and he never did it again and the reason we did that is cause he was getting kicked out of kindergarten but it really did work.

    Answer by spoild-brat at 3:25 PM on May. 3, 2011