Thursday, May 27, 2010

Help my toddler is hitting

Ok so Boppers has found  a new way to express his anger, hitting me. Yesterday, I told him he could not take his tractors outside to play so the normal tantrum began. He flung himself in the floor and began to cry. So I got down on his level and made him look at me and tried to explain to him why he couldnt take his tractors outside and that this is not the way we act when we dont get what he wants. Then the dreaded happend, he pulled that arm back and hit me in the face.

He has done this before and I would take him to time out and explain to him that we dont hit people and that its not nice. But yesterday, he hit me out of total anger.

Heli Girl had a great article about hitting but I have tried all those methods and nothing has worked. (oh yea, he is stubborn and hard headed)

And to make it worse, he only hits me. I mean I the one who feeds, bathes, and plays with him, so why me?
Has anyone else had this problem? If so how did you get him/her to stop?

1 comment:

  1. I just found your blog on BlogFrog and I just wanted to let you know you are not alone. I have a 2.5 year old that is an angel one second and a crazy man the next. He is just now starting to have a hard time with his 8 month old brother...ugh. I don't really have lots of advice, but just wanted to let you know you're not alone. I'll keep checking back to see if anyone has any insightful suggestions ;).