What to do with a 2yr old that hits alot???

Heather - posted on 07/23/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 2 year old son hits me all day everyday, i have tried everything to have him stop!!! Does anyone have any advice to give me to??

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Pamela - posted on 05/08/2011

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WE do psnak in our house, so not sure if you do or not. But what I've learned is with little ones, under 3 if they get spanked when they do something wrong, and you are usally angry, then they learn that behavior. So when they are angry and dont get their way they think hitting is the coorect response. I firgured this out with my now 5 year old. My 2 1/2 year old now, well we've tried to be a little different, and she does not seem to hit as much as her brother. Now I try to take things away or try time out but have not been very successful with a 2 1/2 year old on that. When we are outside and she tries to run toward the street, I will tell her she is going to go in the house if she doen not listen. This works sometimes, and others she is sent inside. Good luck, not sure if this applies to you at all.

April - posted on 04/06/2011

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My daughter hits when she's embarrassed or if i pay to much attention to her brother. I just grab on to her hands and say "no! we don't hit!", she usually listens when i tell her that.

Dawn - posted on 02/02/2011

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My 21 month son started that too about a month ago so we started time outs and it really helps but I think he started hitting because it was a game to him when his brothers would wrestle around with him and play hit, he then thought it was ok to hit mommy whenever. Try timeouts hopefully that will help you as well.

Megan - posted on 09/11/2010

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Try having timeouts. Every time he hits he goes in timeout. Eventually he will learn it is a bad behaviour. You also have to explain to him why he is going in timeout.
If he keeps it up take away his favourite toy.
Timeout should do the trick though. You have to be firm and consistent.

Sunet Smit - posted on 08/27/2010

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My son has started that now, it actually started as a game between him and his dad and now if he doesn't get his way especially with dad he goes and gives him a "hiding" if you can call it that, because he feels that daddy has to get a hiding for not doing what he's told like son get's a hiding if he's naughty. How do i get him to stop doing that?

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