Hitting me during temper tantrums

Nicole - posted on 09/05/2016 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hi fellow mommy's. Advice needed. My son is 2 1/2 and rarely throws temper tantrums but when he does he hits scratches kicks me and is so mad at me..I try to tell him that is not ok you dont hit mommy. I tried popping himnon his butt I reallly dont like doing that, what is the best way to teach him not to hit me when he is mad, I know reasoning with a 2 yr old is not going to happen during a melt down..so what is the best way to handle this..I want to beable to teach him to handle his emotions without violence...advice please he hits himself too and scratches at his face...I am a first time mom.

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Brenda - posted on 11/05/2016

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set him down in a timeout spot away from you and tell him he can get up when he calms down and y'all can talk he won't be happy and may get up but take back to timeout and don't give in he loses the feeling that he is in control that way this works for my son who throws a fit for an hour with this he stops quickly cause he knows he is not in control anymore

Jodi - posted on 10/31/2016

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@ Holly - seriously, stop trolling. You've been doing it forever and it's creepy.

To the OP....you can't teach a child NOT to hit by hitting them. Role modeling behaviour is the strongest influence on a child's behaviour choices, so perhaps stop hitting your child. Tell him no and walk away."Ouch" works well too. If he throws a tantrum and hits himself and scratches himself, then you still need to ignore him. Do NOT give him the attention he is seeking because that's why he does it. He knows you will stop what you are doing to stop him hurting himself.

Sarah - posted on 09/17/2016

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Please...you can't hit me, and I'll teach you that by hitting you? Try instead to firmly grasp your child's hands, look him is the face and say "no hitting, that hurts!" then turn your back on him with a sad expression. Giving his bad behavior attention, even negative attention will reinforce it. When he realizes, thru his natural empathy, that he has hurt you and lost your attention; you will see an improvement in his behavior. I have four kids 20 thru 12, and this worked for every single one.
If, you'd like advice on striking your child, you can visit the pro-spank community.

Melissa - posted on 09/07/2016

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I don't really have too much advice on how to handle this because I have the same problem with my 2 1/2 year old daufhter. She won't hit herself but she attacks me and throws things. I just wanted you to know your not alone!

Kellikite - posted on 09/05/2016

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My daughter threw a tantrum same age she held her breath until she turned purple then blue and passed out. The next time she tried it I had a spray bottle with me, I sprayed her face, the shock of the water made her breath. She tried me once more she began to turn purple, I sprayed her one more time in the face with water. It worked again. She stopped and took a breath. She was cured after that. She is now 19 years old. She laughs at the story - he advice: to become a nurse . -she was 5 yr old. Ive been a Registered nurse for 10 years now..

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