My 17 month old just started hitting. He will only hit my 4 yr old, he hasn't hit me, my 6 yr old or 12 yr old step son, just my 4 yr old for some reason. How would you put a stop to it?
Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 9:55 AM on Jun. 1, 2011
My husband and I took a Love & Logic class when our twins were that age, and it worked great for us. We'd pick up the child who hit and start carrying them directly to their crib while saying something like, "Uh Oh, it's so sad you have to go to your crib for a bit". When we put them in the crib we'd say, "I'll be back when you are ready to be sweet." We'd leave them there until they were quiet for about a minute and a half and then we'd go in pick them give them a big hug and say, "I'm so happy to have my sweet girl/boy back. Now let's go play."
Crib time worked well for us, but other consequences such as losing a toy can also work well. Don't give any warnings or threats, and enforce a consequence for every offense. There is no need to lecture about what was done wrong because consistent consequences will get the point across.
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