Amanda - posted on 08/17/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
My two year old daughter will randomly hit or push another child sometimes for no reason at all. When she does it and I catch her I will say, "McKenzee, hitting is not what we do to our friends. It is not nice and it hurts", she will then curve her eyes at me and gives me a look like, "I can do whatever I want". Any reason as to why she is doing it?
I have only caught her doing it to a few girl friends, not all smaller than her, and when they are being nice to her!
She has two boy playmates that we see often that are out of control with hitting and yelling, could she be learning from them? I didn't assume this because when she is with them, she sort of avoids playing with them just plays with the same toys as them and she usually doesn't try speaking to them because they don't talk. And I know she knows better.. so I didn't think she would act out like another person she looks upon as crazy for running around hitting and yelling!
Please, please. I need some advice. I don't want her to be a social outcast, it's hard enough getting her to play with children her age.