14 month old twin hitting

Kailin - posted on 12/17/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )




I have a set of 14 month boy/girl twins. My son is very gentle and my daughter is more advance than her brother in general (walk faster and better, can do more things). Recently, my daughter starts hitting her brother with toys and sometimes grab his hair. From what I see, I don't think she understand that is hurting her brother. I told her NO and redirect her to other activities but don't think much improvement. My son is very gentle and he doesn't fight back at all. He barely cried before but now as his sister is really hitting him hard, he starts to cry and scream. Any suggestion?


Sarah - posted on 12/17/2015




Also, after one warning, if she hits again pick her up and say "No hitting, you hurt your brother" and set her down apart from him. It won't take her long to figure it out, especially if you give your attention to her wounded brother. She can come say sorry and give kisses and all is back to normal....for a few minutes at least

Dove - posted on 12/17/2015




Keep telling her 'no hitting, be gentle' and then show her gentle by using her hand to stroke your cheek or her brother's arm or something. If she persists in hitting him, separate them for a while. She'll learn.... and/or he'll get tired of it and start hitting back. You have YEARS of this ahead of you. ;)


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