Bad Smacking habit?

Heather Anastasia - posted on 01/07/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )




My Daughter is 1 year and almost 2 months, she's picked up a bad smacking habit, I've tried smacking her hand and saying no but she starts screaming and smacks me again. How do i stop this bad habit?


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Dove - posted on 01/07/2013




Firmly (but gentle enough to not hurt her) grab her hand and tell her 'no hitting, be gentle' and then show her what gentle is by using her hand to stroke your cheek. If she does it again... repeat. If she does it again... walk away from her for a couple of minutes.

It's a normal phase that just takes time and consistency to get past.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/07/2013




Well, teaching a kid not to hit then hitting them confuses them. Tell her in a firm voice looking right into her eyes "NO HIT!" you can add "mommy doesn't like that" and every time she hits, say it again. Don't make a huge fuss, or she may do it more. I like to give a hug after to show what being nice is. Of course if you hit her she will hit you back.

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