Kimberly - posted on 02/02/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )
My 2.5 year old boy is a lovely smart boy. Very energetic as most boys are. When he gets mad, when he is told to do what he doesn't want to do he hurts me. Examples, pinches my face, scratches me, spits in my face, hits, runs away so he doesn't have to listen, screams bloody murder, and bites. I cannot get through to him. He also fights with his 1.5 year old brother constantly...knocking him over, hitting, biting. It frightens me that he is this aggressive. It makes me feel like the worst mother in the world. I've been trying the 1-2-3 magic method with the timeouts. it doesn't seem to be totally effective since when i am putting him in the timeout he hurts me along the way. Since i don't want to spank him or hurt him i find i get emotional which could be worse. I try soooo hard not to let him see me like that but sometimes i can't help it. Any methods or suggestions for this type of child and/or for myself. Should i talk to my doctor?