Kelli - posted on 05/26/2010 ( 47 moms have responded )
My 13 mos old has taken to hitting me when he doesn't get his way, he does not hit his father, or grandmother, only me. I feel like I shouldn't hit him back, b/c it'll send the wrong message, and blah blah blah (we've heard it all before). However, I don't really know what to do, and to be honest, sometimes he smacks me hard enough to make me reflexively want to hit him back, I've had to physically stop myself from smacking him back. But- I've tried putting him down and walking away, and I've tried holding his arms down and saying, "don't hit" or something along those lines... I refuse to give him whatever it is that he wants, that is simply not an option, when I say no, I mean it, and I need to figure out how to get that through to him, and how to stop the hitting.... any suggestions?