Kim - posted on 08/17/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )
My son is 15 months old and would occasionally swat or smack me or my husband. We respond with a firm 'NO HITTING' and if he does it again, he is put down on the floor or removed from the situation. This past weekend my mom was here visiting and I noticed that when I got hom from work, he would start htting me or swatting more than usual. She said he was perfectly fine all day and then once we got home, he started acting out. Now I know kids act out more for their parents than others, but not sure why he is doing this all of a sudden. Anyone else experienced this? I don't believe he is hitting anyone else (like schoolmates, teachers, grandparents, etc...) from what I've seen. I'm thinking he's just trying to get our attention and not able to communicate through words.