Heidi - posted on 04/10/2011 ( 18 moms have responded )
My 16 month old is starting to test his boundries, well at least with mommy. He has always been calm in nature and now he likes to slap me in the face, pinch/scratch my face. Before a firm No was all I needed to say and it would make him cry. I hold his hands firmly and say NO hitting and he just laughs and swipes again...
I have tried doing a 1 minute time out and he cries, but its not too long before he does it again. Is he too young to understand time out? It can be frustrating at times and my son makes this sly little smirk that it is almost hard to keep a straight face.
Anyone having the same problem? He doesn't hit anyone else, just me. How do you break them out of it? Thanks for the input.