Ok, for starters, my DD is 14 months old.
She scratches, pinches, pulls, smacks .. it could be when she's upset or just because she feels like it. It always our faces. She shoves her finger up my brothers nose, grabs a fist full of my dads beard, pulls on my moms lips, smacks the crap out of me .. and it all hurts bad!
When she does it, we give our sign for no and put her down. Of course she cries but I just let her because I feel like that's the only way she will understand that what she is doing isn't ok.
Well yesterday she was smacking me lightly, trying to get to my lip. I let her do it but closed my mouth with my lips "hidden" so she couldn't grab at them and she seemed to lose interest.
Now come the questions.
Is this normal? Is this a phase? Which is better: telling her no or ignoring it? She has never been hit and isn't around other children who hit. This is just starting to become irritating. Last week I had two big scratches on my face from her. I want my sweet baby back, not this little bully!
on Oct. 9, 2012 at 6:52 AM