Does anyone have this problem? My toddler is 2 years and 3 months, and yes he sometimes hits me.
Yes! We had a big problem with hitting when my son was between 1 yr to 2.5. He is now 3 years. Occasionally now he will hit if he is frustrated or mostly when he is trying to play fight. Problem is, I dont always know that he is trying to play. All I know sometimes is that I am being hit!
i will say that the hitting has lessened with consistant correcting. It took many months of reinforceing that hitting is not acceptable. We will put him on time-out. We would tell him why he was being put on time-out. And Im sure youve heard that hitting them back doesnt help- it only reaffirms hitting. I have to regretably admit, that I have resorted to desperation, and have smacked back. This almost always ended in tears, sometimes for both of us.
They tried when they were smaller, but I didin't allow it. I would grab their hand and very firmly say No Hitting! They don't do it anymore.
It is an odd habit, sometimes it will come at times when we are having a nice sweet moment, then whack...we tell him no very firmly. He has gotten better.
Quoting sophiesmom07:They tried when they were smaller, but I didin't allow it. I would grab their hand and very firmly say No Hitting! They don't do it anymore.
Yup. "Hands are not for hitting!" - and then try to figure out if they were mad about something or just trying to see what would happen if...
Yeah, occasionally. I think it's worse with boys though. My nephew is horrible about it.
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