ok ok ok well i knew i would have trouble at the age of 2 so it was told 2me but at 16 months my son is dong everything and anything....i mean when i tell him "NO" he tells me NO when i try n disipline hem by just a lil pop pop when he's doing something wrong he's drawing back 2 hit me O.M.G what am i 2 do?????i just cant disiplan him all the time with a popping i just dont know what to do.....DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS???PLEASE HEPL ME.....

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Nov. 2, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Yes - stop the hitting.  Instead, at this age, CONSISTENT REDIRECTION is key.  Pick your battles.  Don't tell him "no" all the time or it won't be effective when you really do mean no.  Instead, calmly tell him something like, "We don't do X, why don't we do Y instead," and lead him away from whatever it is you don't want him to do.  Or, "This is not ok.  But if you want to do Y instead, that would be great!"  And finally, PRAISE PRAISE PRAISE him for his good behavior!!   Whenever he's playing nicely or doing something good - let him know that you noticed and appreciate it!  "Nice listening!  That's how we do it!"  Good luck.

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Nov. 3, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Perfect answer by patsfan013!!

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