So my 1 1/2 yr old (strong willed, opinionated & determined) bullies my 4 yr old. She just goes up to him and hits him or grabs him, pinching and hurting. We've suggested him to defend himself and do it back to show he it doesn't feel good, but he won't because he doesn't like her to cry or be hurt, also I think he worries he's get in trouble. We have tried, bopping her hand when she hits, time outs, and explaining why we don't do that. But she continues to do it, over and over! Any suggestions on how to get her to stop.
I say strong willed because she does things she knows she's not supposed to do over and over. Like climbing on top of the table, she'll get bopped on the bottom told no and put in time out (and has her fit in time out) yet she'll go right back over and do it again!
on Jan. 10, 2014 at 11:00 PM