Dealing with a two year old who hits...
I have a very fiesty and opinionated two year old. Currently, his favorite word is "NO!" If he doesn't get what he wants, he goes on a rampage and starts running around, screaming "no", hitting/throwing everything in his sight.
Usually when he does this, I ignore him (unless he's going to hurt himself or break something) but he's caught on to this now and if I ignore him, he will hit me (or my husband or the cat or the dogs). When he hits us or the aniamls, he goes straight to time-out. His behavior has been getting worse and these outburts are happening a lot more frequently. I'm worried if I don't learn how to properly deal with his temper, he's going to think this type of behavior is okay and it will get even worse.
Anyone else having (or had) this problem and have suggestions on how to deal with it?