my 16 month old (turning 17 months on the 13th) is a hair puller! she's not in daycare and her two older sisters don't pull eachother's hair so this is not a learned behavior. it's just her reaction when she gets mad at one of them for taking something from her. i've been told that the youngest sibling acts out the most to "stand their ground", but i've also been told the oldest acts out most because of the added pressure of being the oldest, and i've heard the middle acts out the most because they're the "forgotten ones". i'm not sure if there is truth to any of it. i have three daughters and i certainly never leave my middle out of anything, nor do i ever expect my oldest to act as anything more than a kid. admittedly it is hard to divide my attention between 3 kids, so i'm wondering if she's acting out because of that. she's always had stubborn behavior and thrown a little fit when she didn't get her way. no matter how many times she gets reprimanded for pulling their hair, she still does it when she's angry. but sometimes i see her stopping sooner and remembering that mommy and daddy don't like it when she does this, still it's like an automatic reaction for her, like acting on an impulse or something. *sigh* frustrating yet normal??
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