HOW DO I STOP MY 13 MONTH OLD BOY FROM HITTING HIS DAD IN THE FACE?

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Sophia - posted on 09/08/2012

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whats wrong with his dad? why do you need to stop a 13 months from hitting dad ? Dad need to have his own set of rules as well as you both need to have rules for him.

Nicole - posted on 08/29/2010

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Yep my son is in the hitting stage as well he hits everything and everyone. I stop him when he starts hitting. Get down to his level grab both of his hands and tell him Hitting is a no no. Hes hurting them, they dont like to be hurt. And he will look at me. Then look at the floor and get a pouty face. Then a few mins later he will come back over and give me a hug. Hes slowly learning. But trust me if you dont handle it now, when hes 3 and 4 years old and in daycare hitting kids and not listening he will be getting kicked out of daycare.

Corinne - posted on 08/29/2010

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Daddy needs to be firm and tell him that hitting is not nice. If he continues, Daddy should put him down and walk away. Worked with both of my munchkins! :)

Rebecca - posted on 08/29/2010

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Hi Susana,

Firstly I'd like to say that most kids go through a hitting stage- my son when threw it around the same age. He would never hit me, but would to his dad and my brother. It is just a stage they go through, but it can drag on if you don't correct him now. It only took a few time and our son got the message. They are very smart.

My recommendation: Whoever he hits needs to be quick in correcting him. Gentle stop him from making contact with his face, and say firmly "Do not hit, daddy." Keep it very simple as it is easier for them to understand at that age. They don't need to know why etc at the age, and often just complicates things for them. If he does it again straight after say it again. However after the third time you should say it, and then put him down and walk away. It is hard to do sometimes cause its often the times when they are playing together. But they learn the connection very quickly. As I said, we went through the same thing, and our son grasped it very quick. Just remember to be firm, but not angry, and always be consistent. It needs to happen every time.

Hope that helps. :)

Michelle - posted on 08/28/2010

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you don't dad has to be firm and tell him that hitting is not ok. Tell him to take your sons hands in his so that he can no longer hit and tell him that he is giving daddy owwies and that is not nice. Daddy doesn't want to play unless he is being nice. and be consistent

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