Jenny - posted on 09/30/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
(have posted this on a few other forums also)
Ds has recently started slapping and nipping (quite painfully aswell).. i know this is probably a stage as he only recently went through a phase of biting.. however recently we were visiting friends and he started walking around slapping people on their legs and laughing, so obviously he was looking for attention.. my question is whats the best way to deal with this in public, ignore it? get cross with DS? i normally would have ignored such behaviour until recently a friend was visiting and told me there was something wrong with a child who did this so now i am paranoid that other people are thinking this
Also can anyone recommend a good book for dealing with toddler behaviour.. sometimes i feel like i am at sea, i dont want to be too strict but i am not sure what behaviour should be disciplined and what should be ignored etc... i dont want DS to grow up spoilt with no manners or respect for others..
any advice would be greatly appreciated.. Thanks... :)