Hi....my 16 'omth old has strtd hitting since last month.....I tell her no n to her hand n teach her softly n she does that but d hitting hasn't stopped....shel hit and then caress softly.....any suggestions?? Also she's v friendl but if anyone tries to pick her up she scream her head off....n yes she shrieks too n jut don't stop ...I can't seem to b able to control it.....I hv been tin her everywhere we'd me sync d beginning not wanting to leave her behind when I go out( is that wats causing this behaviour)....she won't listened anyone...

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Elfrieda - posted on 08/04/2012

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It's normal to hit at that age. Just keep on her, taking her hand and reminding her how to touch gently. My 2.5 year old still has trouble with that, but he's getting better with time. I find that if we keep the atmosphere calm and happy and don't watch any tv with conflict, he's much better at not hitting.

Tina - posted on 08/04/2012

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I think she's just at that age where she's pushing the buttons and trying to assert her authority. My sons been a terror like it at times. He was today. Just be firm and keep doing what you're doing. She needs to know that you're boss. good luck :)

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