And he just started this new thing where he hits/slaps/grabs/class at my his dad, mine or my mothers face (whoevers holding him at the time) if he's nervous, frustrated or in a new situation, like shy or anxious type behavior. My moms best friend came over whose met jasper before when he was an infant but since hasn't seen him, and he came in the front door just to say hi to me and as I introduced jasper to him, he looked at me and slapped me in then face! so i said 'owch uou dont have to hurt mommy, its ok its just kevinc see?' And pointed to kevin, so jasper slaps me again. so by this time my ma and her friend thought it was funny knowing jasper would whack me everytime kevin said a word to me, so they did it a few more times! i was laughing too now though, but normally its not a funny situation becase it hurts. (and I know toddlers have no way of remembering someone they've only met once, but my point is that LO didn't used to act this way when he met new people , its a brand new behavior).
He does it whenever he meets someone new and he's kind of up close to them like if I run into someone I haven't seen in years and am chatting and introduce him to the person. Or the other day in my counseling session i brought him to say hi and he hit me wen my counselor addressed him. I know it's a nervous habit and I always address his behavior in a gentle way, letting know know its not right, but he doesn't get it at all. He hits his parents when he's frustrated too, even when there's no one else around. Any ideas to curb this behavior? Thanks alot ladies! Xox