Shauna - posted on 01/14/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )
Hello. Our son is almost 15 months and starting hitting us and things, including the cat and dog, around 13.5 months. My husband and I try saying no and then distracting him, but at times we can't distract like at church when we have to hold him and he just keeps hitting us, it gets quite old, ha. We've also started the "time-out" which is really just sitting down with mommy or daddy in our recliner and chilling out. We do this for just a minute since we want to follow the minute per age rule.
I've read that it is best to not even say no, just to not acknowledge the hitting at all since they are just seeking ur attention and will find other ways to do that if hitting doesn't work. I may try this starting tomorrow and see what happens.
I was just wondering if any other moms are going through this with their kids now and what you have done to get them to stop? Is anyone else doing "time-out" at this age or do you think it's too young? I've also read that the sooner the better so they learn the idea of it. Any advice or comments would be great. Thanks!